It is a treatment for developmental, physical, mental or emotional problems for children.
Pediatric rehabilitation is a treatment method for children to recover from physical, mental or emotional problems. This treatment requires many different specialists to work together to meet the physical, emotional, social and functional needs of children.
Conditions covered by pediatric rehabilitation include
- Brain and spinal cord trauma
- Brain and spinal cord tumors
- Nervous system infections
- Neurological diseases (e.g. cerebral palsy, spina bifida)
- Head traumas
- Diseases of the vessels of the brain and spinal cord (e.g. stroke)
- Orthopedic problems (e.g. scoliosis, kyphosis)
- Sensory problems (e.g. hearing loss, vision loss)
During the rehabilitation process, we first assess the child's functioning and needs. Then, we create a treatment plan tailored to the child and begin to implement this plan. The treatment plan may include different treatment modalities such as physical therapy, functional education, play therapy, emotion and thought therapy, and updating therapy.
The rehabilitation process can vary according to the needs and goals of the child. For example, one child may want to regain the functions lost as a result of brain trauma, while another child may want to minimize the damage caused by a stroke. Our goal is to restore the child's quality of life and functionality at the highest level.
In the pediatric rehabilitation process, modified exercise programs are used primarily to increase muscle strength, flexibility and coordination to help the child achieve their goals. In addition, play therapy is used to meet the emotional and social needs of the child.
The family and the immediate environment should also be actively involved in the pediatric rehabilitation process. The family should be informed about how the child will be supported during the rehabilitation process and how the child will continue in life after rehabilitation.
In conclusion, pediatric rehabilitation is a treatment method for children to recover from physical, mental or emotional problems. During the rehabilitation process, a child-specific treatment plan is created and different treatment methods are applied. At the same time, the child's family or close environment should be actively involved. Our aim is to restore the child's quality of life and functionality at the highest level.