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it is a featured article about pediatric rehab. at dow institute of physical medicine and rehab


Submitted:Sep 2, 2012    Reads: 26    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


Children are different unique colors to our world, every child has its own unique color and they are stars to our universe they spread light of happiness and smiles to our small world with their little jesters they can make your worst mood even better. Basically, A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. But when these shinning stars are themselves unable to absorb nature's light, we want to make them shine at their

Pediatric rehabilitation is the best way to make these beautiful flowers to bloom in the natural way.

Pediatric rehabilitation is a form of rehabilitation which focuses specifically on the needs of children. The pediatric rehabilitation team is a highly skilled, multidisciplinary group. This plan may involve a number of different therapeutic approaches specific to our pediatric patients depending on their needs, this team includes;

· Physical Therapy

· Occupational Therapy

· Psychology

· Speech-Language Pathology

· Vocational Therapy

· Feeding and Swallowing Program

· Other Specialized Therapy Services

· Community Re-integration

· Audiologists

· Nurses

· Nutritionist

It is usually supervised by a doctor who has completed a residency in rehabilitation and physical therapy. Because children have unique needs which must be addressed in a rehabilitation program, children who require rehabilitation are often referred to pediatric rehabilitation facilities rather than being treated by specialists who work with adults. Dow institute of physical medicine and rehabilitation has Pediatric Rehabilitation ward having all facilities, it is developed to provide families with an all inclusive facility designed to meet their child's needs. We use an integrated approach to therapy in order to optimize intervention results. Working together with the family, we develop effective strategies that incorporate home-based activities into the child's daily routine.

Dow institute of physical medicine and rehabilitation offers a wide range of specialized outpatient pediatric therapy programs for babies, children, and young adults. These include communication programs, educational services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, and speech-language pathology services. Our clinical team is particularly experienced in the multiple challenges involved in treating children with developmental disorders such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, limb deficiencies, arthrogryposis and spinal cord injuries. Pediatric programs use a child-centered, team approach to identify each child's obstacles and capabilities and then develop a treatment plan based on specific, practical goals designed to optimize the child's physical, cognitive and behavioral functioning. This plan may include various therapies, psychological support, education, and the use of adaptive equipment in the home, school, or community environments. The child and their family then work closely with the clinical therapists' conduct an initial evaluation of the child, then guides and coordinates the activities of the rest of the rehabilitation team. The physiatrists in Dow institute of physical medicine and rehabilitation are specially trained to address the unique rehabilitation needs of each child they treat. In addition, therapists consult regularly with other physician specialists who may be involved in the child's care. Learn more about the Pediatric Rehabilitation program the team strives hard to achieve these treatment goals We serve children ages 0-21 with injuries and illness, physical challenges, speech, language and cognitive delays, development delays, hearing loss, and other conditions that affect the daily activities most children enjoy.
Each therapy program is planned to meet the unique needs of each child. We rely on the child and their primary caregiver to prioritize the plan of care and we require a parent or primary caregiver to take part in the therapy program. Teaching skills to use at home and in the community to parents is as important as the skills and practice the child receives in therapy. We treat every child in his own way, according to his psychology as Albert Einstein said, "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." So, here in DIPMR we treat them according to their own fairy tales, we water all types of flowers either royal roses or self grown lily!
For children with congenital disabilities, getting pediatric rehabilitation can make a huge improvement in quality of life. During rehabilitation sessions, the child can build up physical strength, learn to perform a variety of tasks, and learn how to use adaptive . Historically, children with congenital developmental or physical disabilities were often given minimal care and support.Rehabilitation programs aimed at children with disabilities have changed this and shown that children with severe disorders of a variety of types can improve and live happier

with outpatient services, in which patients travel for rehabilitation sessions. Pediatric rehabilitation can be used to address developmental delays, congenital conditions, acquired disabilities, and psychological issues, including drug addiction in teens or self destructive behaviors in younger children. Parents bring their children have walking problems, their muscles and joints work together differently than those in children with normal walking patterns. Therefore, physicians and therapists cannot rely simple on what they see on the outside when treating these children. Three-dimensional motion analysis is a tool that doctor uses along with other tests to prescribe the best treatment, in DIPMR; treatment is done with all care, love and respect. As Children must be taught how to think, not what to think, we work according to their will. In DIPMR, we have Occupational therapy which is focused on enabling participation in the activities of everyday life. It provides an individual with meaning and purpose to life and helps them to become functional and independent adults. It approaches treatment through a child's occupation which, for most, includes play, chores, self-care, and school work.

In DIPMR, we treat nearly 1000 patients per month which is a huge figure.

Here we also have Speech therapy, it assists children in all areas of communication feeding and swallowing. Children with communication deficits may exhibit difficulties with sound production, language, auditory processing, joint attention, social cognition, and oral-motor abilities. All of these areas are directly related to a child's social and academic development. Communication deficits can result in decreased social skills as well as academic difficulties.

Physiotherapy also helps a lot; it works on gross movements of upper and lower limbs, spinal deformities. In physiotherapy we have cardiac rehab, neurological rehab and musculoskeletal rehab. Approx 1057 patients are deal here per month.

Psychologists are also here for psychotherapy of mentally disable patients. 10 patients per month are treated here.

Once Khaled Hosseini stated, "Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors."
That's why our Clinical services are provided using evidence based care. Our practitioners continually search for the best treatment options and technologies that have demonstrated effectiveness in caring for children and we consistently apply these best practices. Our goal is safer practice, better outcomes and lowest cost - all leading to healthier and better quality of life. At pediatric rehab unit of DIPMR, our mission is to assist families of children with developmental disabilities by providing quality therapeutic services. But the participation of Parents, siblings and peers is an integral part of the treatment process; therefore, their participation is highly encouraged. Using a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach, we are able to help children reach their full potential. Myself as a therapist and as a child lover can spend time beyond measure with these sweet birds, they fill me up with more potential to serve them more. Nothing I do for children is ever wasted. They are real source of love, great example of natural beauty and anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.

It is necessary promote the development of communication, social, academic and life skills of our upcoming youth to strengthen our country, our nation. They are the bright bright future of our Pakistan!





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