Paediatrics

More Rehab’s Children’s Therapy Services:

Highly specialist rehabilitation for children (physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy) all under one roof:

Where do we work:
• Our specialist paediatric clinics
• Hospitals
• Children’s own homes
• Leisure centres and play centres

• Schools
• Nurseries

• Hydrotherapy units
• Community centres

What do we do:
We work very closely with children, their family and care givers to discuss their concerns. We then assess the individual child’s needs and the goals are set in discussion with the child, their family and support team. These goals are realistic and are reviewed on a regular basis.

We then formulate a treatment plan to maximise their physical potential.

Conditions we treat:
Neurological Conditions
• Cerebral Palsy
• Acquired Brain Injury
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Spinal cord injuries
• Genetic Syndromes including PMLD
Delayed Motor Development and associated conditions
• Dyspraxia/DCD
• Delay associated with prematurity
• Balance
• Ball skills
• Co-ordination
• Spatial Awareness
• Core stability
Hydrocephalus
Leuco-dystrophies
Orthopaedic conditions
• Back Pain
• Scoliosis
• Fractures
• Growing pains
• Anterior Knee Pain
• Ankle sprains/strains
• Foot/gait problems
• Joint Hypermobility
• Juvenille Arthritis
Genetic Conditions
• Downs Syndrome
• Marfan Syndrome
• Charcot Marie Tooth
• Retts Syndrome
• Prader-Willi
• Muscular Dystrophy

Others

• Erbs Palsy
• Autism with physical difficulties
• Muscular Torticollis
• Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Cancer
• Before and after surgery including multi-level surgery for cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions
• Respiratory conditions (including Cystic Fibrosis)

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy – our paediatric physiotherapists are specialized in treating children following SDR treatment.

Treatment we provide:
Our physiotherapists and occupational therapists provide an eclectic approach to a child’s physiotherapy management, incorporating play into treatment sessions whenever appropriate.

The therapists work incorporating play and leisure and self care skills where possible to maximise each child’s engagement and achievements.

Sessions may include:
• Functional Rehab based on Bobath
• Kinesio-Taping
• Vestibular Rehab
• Soft tissue mobilization and massage
• Balance retraining
• Gait analysis and rehab
• Postural Care Advice and Management
• Wheelchairs and Seating
• Pain management and pacing
• Orthotics and Splinting
• Serial casting
• Lycra garment and thera-togs
• Hydrotherapy
• Rebound Therapy
• Halliwick swimming
• Exercises
• Respiratory care including cough assist and suction
• Personalized gym program and support with pursuit of leisure activity
• Use of equipment
• FES bike
• Walk aide
• Saebo
• Wii
• Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
• Indego robotics
• Zero-gravity treadmill training
• Bespoke family and carer training around home program
• Moving and handling assessment and training

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
Before Surgery
• Thorough assessment of your child with discussion of SDR goals
• Strengthening programme before surgery
• Outcome measures of your child’s baseline function
When spasticity is eliminated, muscle weakness can become more apparent. However, after spasticity is reduced, it becomes easier to increase strength through therapy and exercise.

After Surgery
• Therapy goals are aimed at strengthening to helps increase the movement in the legs therefore improving walking and standing
• Helping the child to develop isolated movements of the legs after SDR
• Maintain the range of movement in the legs

Hydrotherapy:
We have access to 7 hydrotherapy pools including multi-sensory environment across Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas.

Our Children’s physiotherapist are experts in hydrotherapy and can work on the person-centered goals using the benefits of water in an hydro pool environment.

Hydrotherapy can:
• Children with restricted movement experience an increased mobility
• Children with muscular weakness experience an increase in strength
• Psycho-social benefits of enjoying aquatic therapy as a form of fun activity with their family
• Helps manage pain and promote relaxation of tight muscular structures and help decrease spasms.
• Children with unwanted movement find the impedance of water helps them gain more control.
• Helps improve balance reactions and core stability
• Children with multiple and profound disabilities benefit from the multi-sensory stimulation experienced through a Halliwick session

Fun games and tasks allow practice of core skills (such as head control), and development of movement patterns (such as reaching or walking). Whatever the needs of the client, Halliwick and aquatic therapy offers something to everyone.

Rebound therapy
Rebound Therapy uses trampolines to provide therapeutic exercises to people with a wide variety of disabilities and additional needs. The therapy involves using the moving bed of the trampoline to promote movement in the participant.
By carrying out physiotherapy techniques on the trampoline, the therapy can provide many therapeutic and physiological benefits:
• Facilitate and promote movement and balance,
• Improve fitness,
• Increase or decrease muscle tone,
• Help relax the participant,
• Improve sensory integration,
• Improve concentration
• and even improve communication skills