Pediatric physio therapist (PT) identify components of musculoskeletal system, observing movement in all three planes[flexion/extension, abduction/ adduction, rotation] biomechanical components of movement including BOS, COM, Alignment, weight shift, range of motion[ROM] throughout a function sequence. Pediatric physical therapist assists in early detection of problems to treat physical limitations in the children. Some signs that infant may not be meeting in his/her normal motor milestones include:

  • not being able to bring his hands together by 4 months,
  • notrolling overby 6 months,
  • havinghead lagwhen pulled to a sitting position after 6 months,
  • notsitting by himself without support by 8 months,
  • notcrawlingby 12 months,
  • Notwalkingby 15 months.
  • Hypotonia with irritability
  • Increased stiffness in the body with emotions,
  • Head and neck moves backward direction,
  • Fisted hands and delayed grasps,
  • Limited variety of movement patterns,
  • Poor trunk control,
  • Limited spinal extension,
  • Asymmetry.

Mild delays in motor development can be normal, and there is a range during which these milestones are usually met, so child may not meet each one at the same time as other children. Delayed motor development, with normal language skills, can be caused by a neuromotor problems or mild cerebral palsy.

Only a highly experienced clinician is sufficiently qualified to care competently and compassionately for children.

Pediatric Physical therapists are specialized in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of infants, and children, with a variety of congenital, developmental, neuromotor, musculo skeletal, or acquired disorders/diseases. Physical therapy program is individualized to meet both the child and parent's needs. Therapy goals are established with the parents to focus on helping children improve their function, mobility and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities.

Treatment addresses

  • Gross motor development
  • Postural control and movement control
  • Balance and coordination
  • Trunk control and lower extremity function
  • Spasticity and hypotonic feautres
  • Mobility and range of motion
  • Ambulation / gait training.
  • Neuro Developmental problems
  • Strength / Enduralce
  • Oro- motor control

Treatment for

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Early motor delay
  • Developmental delay
  • New born screening , Neonatal Follow-up
  • Downs syndrome
  • Brachial plexus injury -Erb's palsy
  • Torticolis

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