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What Is Rehabilitation Medicine?

This is comprehensive therapy to help disabled children aged 0 to 13 and those at high risk of disabilities minimize their disabilities and be integrated well into society through the process of physiological development.

The most frequent type of pediatric disability treated by the department of rehabilitation medicine is cerebral palsy, followed by myelodysplasia, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, various types of developmental disabilities, and other neurological and orthopedic problems. Since children with cerebral palsy for rehabilitation range from infants to grown children, it is necessary to be aware of the process of normal development and growth, along with comprehensive rehabilitation programs to control their parents and surroundings.

What is Pediatric Rehabilitation?

Pediatric Rehabilitation is a study that minimizes disabilities and assist in the age-specific development to children who have not fully grown and developed during their infant stage due to disabilities from disorders or accidents. Disorders that are covered in pediatric rehabilitation encompass cerebral palsy, myelodysplasia, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain injury, developmental delay, and other neurological and orthopedical conditions.

Contents of the Therapy

Adult rehabilitation aims to help restore the existing functions lost due to disabilities: to this contrary, pediatric rehabilitation aims at treating disabilities that occur even before some functions develop through a normal developmental process.

1. Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • Nervous system development (Bobath Therapy)
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation
  • Robot assistive therapy
2. Pediatric occupational therapy
  • Functional occupational therapy
  • Cognitive rehabilitation therapy
  • dysphagia therapy
  • Constraint-induced therapy
  • Sensory integration therapy
  • Activities of Daily Living Training
3. Cognitive therapy
4. Psychological therapy
5. Pediatric speech therapy
6. Psychological assessment
7. Medical social work

Special pediatric clinic and rehabilitation service

  • Seating and positioning clinic
  • Pediatric dysphagia clinic
  • Functional electrical stimulation clinic
  • Prosthesis and orthosis clinic
  • Social adjustment training
  • Pediatric rehabilitation society

Pediatric Hospitalization-Based Rehabilitation Program

Pediatric patient rooms are available for comprehensive, concentrated rehabilitation therapy for pediatric patients. Hospitalization and Day Rehabilitation Center for Pediatric intensive rehabilitation programs and medical services are offered.

  • Hospitalization Beds: 24-hour hospitalization therapy program
  • Day Rehabilitation Center for Pediatric: At least 6-hour hospitalization therapy program
Pediatric rehabilitation
  • Therapy program
    • Rehabilitation therapy: Botox treatment, prosthesis prescription, wheel chair prescription and inspection, etc.
    • Physical therapy (twice a day): Rehabilitation therapy for central nervous system, gait training, etc.
    • Occupational therapy (once a day): Occupational therapy, cognitive therapy, dysphagia therapy, etc.
    • Sensory integration therapy: Treatment of children with disabilities in posture or exercising due to problems with sensory integration, oral medicine, etc.
    • Speech therapy: Individual speech therapy
    • Psychological assessment: Developmental assessment, intelligence test, social maturity test, etc.
    • Social work assessment: Social work assessment, social adjustment training for young children, etc.
    • Cognitive and psychological therapy: Cognitive therapy, computer-assisted cognitive therapy, psychological therapy, behavioral therapy, Snozelen therapy
  • Target: Any child with cerebral palsy, brain injury, spinal cord injury, or muscular disease(Including infants, young children, school children, adolescents, with no age limit)
Guardian education

Medical staff and therapists regularly (once a week) provide necessary information and education on kinesitherapy directly to patients or guardians.

Pediatric rehabilitation event programs

Outside professional instructors provide the programs, which improve children’s social skills through group therapy and offer opportunities for various activities and experiences, and help guardians develop a sense of psychological stability.

  • Horticultural therapy: Every Wednesday, 13:00-14:00
  • Music therapy: Every Friday, 13:00-14:00
  • Art therapy: Every Monday, 12:30-13:30
  • Birthday party: Every quarter (Four times a year)
  • Event on Children’s Day and Christmas (Every May and December)
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