Paediatric rehabilitation is concerned with the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention of children, from birth to adolescence, who are experiencing functional limitations or disability due to trauma, a disorder or disease process.
Paediatric physical therapists working in Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital mainly look at outpatient clinics, neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) to evaluate and treat high risk or premature infants. These therapists are specially trained in for the same.
Commonly treated conditions include cerebral palsy, genetic syndromes, autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), obstetric brachial palsy lesions, torticollis, CTEV (Congenital Talipes Eequinovarus), CDH (Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia), Post surgical and post Botox conditions. We study the system impairments leading to functional limitations and participation restrictions in areas of home school and play. The goal of treatment is to diminish impairments and functional limitations to prevent or decrease disability. Treatment may be focused on improving developmental tasks, motor planning, manipulation skills, balance, and / or coordination. The affected child may present with difficulties with ambulation, positioning, communication, attention, cognition, and / or motor function.
High Risk OPD for Paediatric Evaluation is a clinic developed to enable the Physiotherapist and the Paediatrician to work as a team towards early detection and intervention of High Risk NICU babies. This clinic also offers Auditory and Visual systems screening tests for early detection and treatment of related problems.