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Pediatric Physiotherapy deals mainly with children, neonates and infants facing developmental and neuromuscular disorders. Such disorders are cerebral palsy and neuromuscular diseases, either inherited or acquired later on in life.
Pediatric Physiotherapy promotes motor functions and skills, enhances sensory development, supports the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems, and prepares the child’s smooth and effective adaptation to the social environment.
The main goal is to help each child reach their full potential by helping them function as independently as possible and promoting active participation in everyday activities. Sports injuries and trauma, scoliosis and developmental disorders are some of the diseases being treated.
The treatment used is based on the problem-solving principle, which fosters the application of a large variety of strategies, fully tailored to the needs of each child.
The fully-trained medical and nursing team of the Department, having more than thirty years of clinical experience, offers services to patients suffering from any musculoskeletal, neural and respiratory disorder.
The team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Child Psychologists, who substantially contribute in each case’s treatment.
There is excellent and direct cooperation between all medical specialties involved in the rehabilitation, such as Neurologists, Orthopedic Specialists and Developmental Specialists etc., with open communication channels that greatly benefit the patients.
Therapists consider mobilization with movement an integral part of their therapeutic intervention.
They use their hands to facilitate functional movements, by enforcing continuous child-therapist interaction. At the same time, they use facilitation techniques, which achieve or re-achieve postures and movements that ensure each patient has the ability to reach important functional goals.
By applying therapeutic movements in combination with restraint-facilitation techniques and the development of normal motor skills, they aim at consolidating functional skills as well as preparing each child to achieve a specific functional outcome.
Therapeutic intervention varies depending on the age, be it developmental or biologics, the deficits and the needs of each child.
- Balance improvement
- Gait training
- Contracture prevention
- Visuomotor coordination improvement
- Daily activity improvement
- Parent training on how to manage their child’s issues
Suitable methods and techniques are followed, selected by our team of specialists and adapted to the personality and needs of each child. Especially, the following are used:
- BOBATH – NDT
- SENSORY INTEGRATION - SI
- KINETIC FLOSINIC
- KINISIO TAPE
The pelmatograph, a digital technology device with scanning sensors, records and analyzes pressures applied to the sole when standing and walking. The data are recorded and processed assisting in evaluating the standing and waling positions and in creating suitable orthotic insoles.
All sessions are by appointment and run for about one hour.
Opening hours: 09:00-20:00
Nikolaos Panorios, Department Head
Evdoxia Mavratzoti, Physiotherapist
Ioanna Papadimitriou, Physiotherapist
Panagioris Mpouros, Occupational therapist
Vassiliki Pentelemidou, Speech therapist
Fotini Chrysodaktylou, Speech therapist