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The issue of disability is a global phenomenon but the types and magnitude of disability will vary from developing to developed countries. India is on the move and has the disability both from the communicable and non-communicable diseases. At the beginning of the new millennium, India's population has crossed 1 billion and of these 40% are children. 60% of the disabilities among children are preventable ones. While children population in developed countries by two decades time will be reduced by 7.1%, the developing countries will have an increase of 14%. Among the children the common causes of disabilities are due to lack of nutrition, presence of infection, absence of the effective early childhood care and congenital. The locomotor disability is highest among all disabilities

paediatric-physiotherapy-in-calicutThe Department at WellnessOne services children from birth to 18 years of age with a wide range of developmental, orthopaedic, neuromuscular, congenital and rheumatic conditions. The department prides itself on its multidisciplinary team approach through Paediatric Physiotherapists , Occupational therapists , Speech and language therapists.

We treat the whole child, and encourage children to reach their highest level of functional capacity in all areas including their motor, intellectual and social skills. This goal is facilitated by our specially trained therapists through the use of cutting edge treatment techniques, and state of the art equipment.

Physical therapy begins with a comprehensive initial evaluation, after which a treatment plan and protocol is developed. The child’s therapy sessions will typically involve a variety of evidence-based techniques, including:

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Training
  • Adaptive Equipment Training
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Assistive Technology
  • Biofeedback
  • Balance training
  • Constraint Induced Therapy
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Electric Stimulation (NMES and TES)
  • Feldenkrais
  • Gait Training/Assistive Device Assessment
  • Handwriting Instruction
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Manual and Motorized Wheelchair Training and Positioning
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuro-developmental Treatment (NDT)
  • Patient and Family Educational Training
  • Partial Body Weight Treadmill Training
  • Sensory Integration
  • Serial Casting
  • Splinting of the Upper and Lower Extremity
  • Thera-Togs Application
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Upper and Lower extremity Orthotic/Prosthetic Device Training
  • Visual Perceptual/ Motor training

Our pediatric rehabilitation program employs a team approach, in which our physical therapists collaborate extensively with caregivers from other departments. For children with multi-disciplinary needs, thoughtful coordination between the Physical Therapy Department and these other disciplines occurs throughout the rehabilitation process as well as during the child’s reintegration back into school.

Our specialists work with these children, to help them overcome movement dysfunctions related to a wide range of conditions such as ;

Developmental Delays

  • Genetic
  • Achondroplasia
  • Arthogryposis
  • Charcot Marie Tooth
  • Down Syndrome
  • Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystropies/Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • OsteogenesisImperfecta

Neurological

  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy (Spastic, Dystonic, Ataxic, Atheotoid)
  • Hypotonia
  • Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Orthopaedic

  • Clubfoot
  • Congenital Anomalies/Limb Deficiencies
  • Hand Injuries/Conditions
  • Post-surgical orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Oncology (brain tumours, spinal cord tumours, osteosarcomas)
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Hip Preservation
  • Idiopathic Toe Walking
  • Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes
  • Scoliosis and Spine Disorders
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphyses
  • Sports Related Injuries & Conditions
  • Torticollis
  • Trauma
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