Pediatrics

Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pediatric Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) is a subspecialty of PRM aimed at the rehabilitation or habilitation of children with some kind of physical or functional limitation, whether in an isolated or multi-disability context.

The paediatric rehabilitation physiatrist is responsible for functional diagnosis and establishing an individualized rehabilitation plan, which is all the more effective the earlier it is instituted.

The main pathologies assessed in pediatric MFR are:

  • Changes in tone (hypertonia, hypotonia)
  • Congenital torticollis
  • Cranial deformities
  • Clavicle fractures and perinatal brachial plexus injuries
  • Positional lesions of the newborn’s feet
  • Prematurity
  • Congenital or acquired malformations and genetic syndromes
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Spina bifida
  • Musculoskeletal pathology
  • Chronic pain in pediatrics

However, assessment and intervention by Pediatric MFR does not only take place in the context of illness, but also in the context of preventing psychomotor neurodevelopmental delays.

We know that the stages of child development do not occur in a watertight manner; each child follows their own rhythm within what is considered normal.

Preventive and intervention consultations at key ages by the Pediatric Rehabilitation team (Physiatrist and Neurodevelopmental Therapist) make it possible to intervene early and enhance each child’s development.

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