Physiotherapy Care for Babies /Children with Neurological Disorders, Cerebral Palsy & Motor Delay by our specialised neuro physiotherapist: London
The rehabilitation has an important place all the way long through the childhood of young cerebral palsy patients.
Its aim is to avoid further complications that may occur when passing through the differents milestones, especially at the beginning of walk (a claudication puts on risk of damaging the joins of the lower limbs), during the hormonal and physical changes that appears with puberty (e.g the intake of weight can be harmful for the gait or the ability to stand up) and during the growth (a suddent outstretching of the spine muscles can cause a scoliosis).
The neuro rehabilitation of babies or children with neurologic delays also aims to help the child in his motor development and find solutions to go beyond a situation that he cannot take over by himself. For instance, learning how to stand back up after a fall may seem a simple concern for most of us, but it can be a tricky one for a child with cerebral palsy. If the situation appears to be too difficult to overcome, the therapist can suggest material help, so a child having standing issues or who has muscular tonus imbalances can be able to walk with a walking frame…
The aim of the neuro rehabilitation of babies or children with neurologic delays is as much precautionary as it is educational. It has for a goal to highlight the existing abilities of the child and to maintain them – or to improve them ! – as much and as long as possible.
The most frequent of the issues a cerebral palsy baby or child faces is the spasticity. It is a state of increased muscular tonus that disturbs the normal movements. The lack of motor control (complete or incomplete paralysis linked to a deficient brain command), the syncinesis(these are unwanted movement added to normal movements because of the unability to select only the wanted muscles), lack of sensibility, coordination issues, balance issues.
Even facing comprehension problems, the physiotherapist has to manage the rehabilitation so that it becomes appropriate for the child. The ambition of it is to help the child to build up a better motor pattern and to help him – if possible – to improve his motricity.
Using games and ludic situations has a great meaning while doing the exercises, which is to involve the child in his rehabilitation. The aim of it is to avoid the weariness and the disinterest, so with frequent changes in the exercises and play like situations taylored to fit his abilities, the patient will stay involved and will also constantly give the best of himself !
Baby Physio is the only Home visit physiotherapy practice which have a physiotherapist dedicated and specialised into neuro rehabilitation. We can provide you with all the necessary toys, balloon and material for an efficient neuro rehabilitation.
To maximise the efficiency of the treatment our physiotherapist often teams up with our paediatric osteopath.
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