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Paediatric rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary approach which concerns the specialist rehabilitation and management of children with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular disorders, and a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.
In this context, neurorehabilitation focusses on assisting these children to gain or regain optimal function and quality of life, within the scope of their physical and cognitive limitations.
Some of the common conditions paediatric rehabilitation specialists oversee include:
- Cerebral palsy,
- Neuromuscular disorders,
- Acquired brain injuries,
- Spina bifida,
- Spinal cord injuries,
- Limb deficiencies,
- Musculoskeletal conditions,
- Gait abnormalities,
- Brachial plexus palsy.
Paediatric rehabilitation differs significantly from adult neurorehabilitation because future growth and development are a bigger consideration when evaluating physical or cognitive disability and planning its appropriate management.
A guiding principle of pediatric neurorehabilitation is the age and development level of the patient which is approached with the help of a multi-disciplinary team, working together to carry out integrated evaluations and therapeutic interventions.
Another important aspect specific to paediatric rehabilitation is the focus on the transition of a child into adulthood, and to adult health and social care services. This transition period can include legal matters including guardianship and powers-of-attorney regarding finances and health decisions, which requires expert guidance.
Early identification of a neurological disorder or dysfunction, with early initiation of rehabilitation, results in a more positive outcomes for children living with these conditions.
NRC Medical Experts are highly experienced in thoroughly assessing, evaluating and reporting on the recovery of older children and adolescents across a range of neurological conditions and symptoms. Medico-legal focus covers the current presentation, long term outcomes, and future needs.
Meet our expert paediatric rehabilitation specialist and contact us to arrange a complimentary pre-instruction conversation today.