Pediatric Physiotherapy

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The pediatric physiotherapists deal exclusively with infants, children and adolescents.

Through their specialized knowledge and experience they  are able to evaluate and intervene in diseases related to the neurological, neurodevelopmental, musculoskeletal and respiratory systems, etc.

The aim is  the optimal rehabilitation in the context of the respective pathology, so that the child becomes as functional as possible and independent in the community (family, school, sports activities, etc.).

The family plays an active role in the treatment program they are guide and trained by  the therapist in the  handling of their child during his/her daily life. The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to continue the intervention at home, at school and in general in his/her daily life.

Evidence of evaluation and possible intervention:

  • Prematurity <36 weeks or low birth weight infants <1500 γρ.
  • Persistent walking on the toes.
  • Lateral head, prolonged turning of the head in one direction.
  • Coordination and balance problems (frequent falls, clumsiness movements).
  • Posture disorders.
  • Delay of typical motor development.

Pediatric physiotherapy intervenes in:

  • Brain paralysis.
  • Traumatic brain injury.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries.
  • Meningomyelitis
  • Obstetric Paralysis.
  • Various syndromes, mental retardation.
  • Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders .Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Myasthenia gravis.
  • Muscle tone disorders.
  • Scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis.
  • Torticollis
  • Cystic fibrosis and other respiratory disorders.
  • Strength, hip, knee and ankle flexion, Pes equinus

Intervention methods



    It is one of the most widely used approaches in the world children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy.

    It is a multi-layered, flexible and interdisciplinary approach with a variety of facilitation techniques and strategies intervention.

    Through the detailed evaluation and identification of motor, sensory, perceptual and cognitive malfunctions enables individualized training treatment program. Its main ingredient effectiveness is the active participation of the child and her family under the guidance and training of therapists

    The aim of the intervention is

    Improving the quality of life of the child and the family in the present and the future.
    Promoting community participation.
    Maximizing independence.

    It is an innovative approach to treating people with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders

    The idea started with the Russian space program that was implemented initially to cosmonauts whose muscles atrophied because of it long-term lack of gravity.

    Richard and Isabella Koscielny physiotherapists also evolved patented the method to the FDA.

    This is an intensive and personalized rehabilitation program ( 3-4 weeks, 3-4 hours a day).

    It consists of Therasuit which is a soft orthotic that gives support, alignment, stabilization, receptive irritation, dynamic correction, facilitation and restraint.

    And the UNIVERSAL EXERCISE UNIT which is a pulley system, weights, bungee bands, belts that allow the child to perform exercises for muscle strengthening, endurance and motor control.

    Provides dynamic support that allows the child to perform functional skills and movements.

    Provides dynamic support that allows the child to perform functional skills and movements.

  • PNF

    Proprioceptive neuromuscular facility facilitation-PNF) is one of the best known methods for evaluation and treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.

    It was developed and developed at the Kabat-Kaiser Institute by neurophysiologist Dr Herman Kabat and physiotherapist Maggie Knott.

    Aim of the various techniques of the method is:

    Facilitating muscle contraction.
    Muscle strengthening.
    Their relaxation.
    Improving balance and muscle synergy.
    Mobilization and stabilization of the joints.

    The Schroth method is an internationally recognized 3D method conservative treatment for people of all ages using it corrective breathing techniques to treat scoliosis, of kyphosis and lordosis.

    Schroth therapy has a long tradition. It was founded in 1921 by Katharina Schroth in Meissen, in eastern Germany. In 1961, Katarina and her daughter Krista moved to Bad Sobernheim and In 1983 they founded their own clinic - the "Katharina Schroth Klinik". In Germany Schroth method became the most recognized conservative approach-exercise for the treatment of scoliosis.


    Conservative treatment of scoliosis focuses on slowing down or prevent its development in order to avoid the use of a guardian and most importantly, prevention from surgery.

    Treatment involves detecting typical scoliosis features , kyphosis etc, planning and teaching exercises and breathing techniques in accordance with the principles of change in Schroth's attitude. The patients are taught and encouraged to perform the exercise program home and achieve changes in daily life, rehabilitation of normal posture alignment, static and dynamic control stop, operation and stability.

    Objectives of Schroth therapy Interruption of a vicious cycle of scoliosis
    Reduction of asymmetric load on the spine and effects of for body statics and orthostatic and structural adjustments before the end of skeletal maturation
    Increased mobility in the chest and respiratory operation
    Spine symmetry
    Aesthetic improvements
    Awareness and control of changes in body posture
    Stabilization of the spine corrections in three dimensions
    Exercise program at home (HEP)
    Support for the use of a guardian in case of judgment necessary
    Non-invasive treatment, reduction or prevention of further development of scoliosis and its pathologies
    Extension of the surgery or even its avoidance in many cases

    Myoperitoneal release is a soft tissue manipulation technique that facilitates the elongation of the restricted fascia.

  • SI (Sencory Integration)

    The foundations of Sensory Integration were laid for the first time by occupational therapist A.JEAN AYRES.

    It is a neurological dynamic process that enables to the individual to self-organize through his interaction with environment.

    Through the process of sensory integration the central nervous system matures.

    There are different types of Sensory Processing Disorders.

    The therapeutic intervention of sensory integration takes place in a specially designed and safe space with special therapeutic equipment. Through organized and multisensory activities and play the best is achieved possible regulation, organization and concentration of the child. The ultimate goal of therapy is the development of adaptive behavior and learning.

Course Teacher

Πασσίση Αικατερίνη

Πασσίση Αικατερίνη

Παιδιατρική Φυσικοθεραπεύτρια

Παπαδόπουλος Γεώργιος

Παπαδόπουλος Γεώργιος

Παιδιατρικός Φυσικοθεραπευτής

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