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What is Pediatric Rehabilitation?


The pediatric rehabilitation program provides comprehensive multidisciplinary rehabilitation 
care for children. 
The goal is to minimize the effects of obstacles while maximizing each child's abilities . 
This is accomplished through effective rehabilitation of the highest quality provided in a family-centered environment . 
Depending on the nature of the impairment and the needs of the child, treatment takes place in a variety of settings and uses the various skills of rehabilitation professionals 
to promote the highest possible level of function . 
The pediatric rehabilitation team must 
ensure that each individual has full functional independence in self-care, mobility, communication, cognition and socialization.
aims to help you achieve. 
It is applied to treat disorders such as vision, hearing, swallowing and speech in children . It is also used in the treatment of genetic disorders and muscle 
In Which Situations Is Pediatric Rehabilitation Applied? 
In cases such as congenital muscle coordination disorder or subsequent 
disorders, deterioration of skeletal and muscular system balance in children, pediatric 
rehabilitation is applied to help treat the disorders. 
With pediatric rehabilitation, problems related to crawling, walking and grasping 
can be treated in children. It is also used in the treatment of diseases such as cerebral palsy and spina bifida.
pediatric rehabilitation therapy is applied. Pediatric rehabilitation provides very successful results in spinal cord injuries, 
musculoskeletal disorders, blows or traumas to the head, and gait and 
crawling disorders.


What are the Techniques Used in Pediatric Rehabilitation?


Various treatment techniques are used in 
pediatric rehabilitation:  The most effective treatment technique used in pediatric rehabilitation is rehabilitation 
exercises. Rehabilitation exercises are aimed at gaining muscle strength to children 

Pediatric rehabilitation practices are also used for the proper functioning of the skeletal and bone system . 
 The standing bench is 
among the tools used in pediatric rehabilitation applications. The child's standing with support from a standing 
bench; skeletal and muscular system can be strengthened. 
It is very important to start treatment early in order to get more effective results with pediatric rehabilitation.
is important. At this point, parents have an important role to play. It is very important to follow the development of their children 
closely and to go to the doctor by taking into account the problems they face . 
The symptoms to be considered in the development process of children are as follows: Things to consider in a 

1-month-old baby:

 All kinds of breast sucking problems 
 Not reacting at all to the stimuli coming from the environment 
 Continuous and uninterrupted crying spells 
 Very frequent and severe vomiting 
 Convulsions Things 
to watch out for in a 2-month-old baby:
 All kinds of breast-sucking problems 
 Not reacting at all to stimuli from the environment 
 Continuous and uninterrupted crying spells 
 Very frequent and severe vomiting 
 Convulsions  
Loss of reflexes  Looseness
or extreme stiffness in the muscles .

Not looking at the speaker's face Things to consider in a 
4-month-old baby:
 Not being able to control his head still  Not 
focusing on a certain point  Making 
fists all the time without releasing the hands 
 Some reflexes should disappear at 4 months of age. These reflexes should not be lost, things to be considered in 
an 8-month-old baby:  If 
he cannot turn and move on his own 
 If hand coordination skills are not developed 
 Attempts to do the kicking movement with both legs  
Stacking the body on the legs while sitting. Inability to stand up  Not reacting to his name
Inability to coordinate, such as controlling saliva.

Things to consider in a 1-year-old baby:
 Not starting to walk even by holding on  Inability to walk 
on tiptoe  
Other Conditions That Can Be Treated With Pediatric Rehabilitation 
 Spina Bifida (Spinal discrepancy or opening) 
 Cerebral Palsy 
 Multiple Sclerosis 
 Congenital (Congenital) Anomalies 
 Orthopedic Disorders 
 Stress Injuries 
 Muscular Dystrophy 
 Swallowing Problems 
 Nutritional Problems 
 Daily Life Rehabilitation Activities 
 Juvenile Arthritis (Joint Inflammation) 
 Post-Fracture Rehabilitation 
 Pre-operative Rehabilitation 
 Humpback 
 Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Childhood knee pain)
 Wheelchair Use 
 Use of Assistive Devices 
 Hand and Arm Injuries 
 Foot and Leg Injuries 
Pediatric rehabilitation techniques are as follows: 
 Activities of Daily Living Education 
 Joint Therapy 
 Enhanced Communication 
 Basic Sign Language 
 Nutrition Therapy 
 Gait Analysis / Training 
 Handwriting 
 Neurodevelopmental Therapy 
 Mouth-Motor Interventions 
 Orthotics / Prosthesis Training 
 Pragmatic / Social Skills Training 
 Sensory Integration 

 Wheelchair Sitting and Equipment Evaluation

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