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Posted last March 20, 2018, 4:05 am in Health report article

Physical therapy Brooklyn has a wide specter of application. Some procedures can be applied even in the first day after birth. It gives rather good results in treating various diseases. Still the pediatric physical therapy has its peculiarities. There are certain rules to keep for receiving the maximum effect and avoiding any negative consequences.

The functionality, tissues and physiology of the child’s organism completely differs from the adult’s one. With time all these factors change but they must be taken into account while appointing the certain course of procedures, determining its duration and localization of action.

Here are important physical differences between a child and an adult organism:

  1. Children have thinner skin with less cellular layers.
  2. The nervous system of children reacts on any stimulation much faster. The effect of physical therapy procedures does not stay in strict localization but spreads all over the nearest elements of spinal brain much faster.
  3. The bone tissues in children are more fragile. That means more risk of traumatization. In addition, the bone tissues in children contains more water. It allows the energy of physical factors reach deeper and act more intensively.
  4. The heart of a child is bigger than of an adult. The muscle fibers are thinner and looser. This determines some specialties in the work of cardiovascular system.
  5. The nasal tract is shorter and narrower; they are moisturized less.
  6. The kidneys’ filtrating abilities are weaker.

The list of contraindications in pediatric physical therapy is significant. The procedures cannot be applied when the child is tired, has inflammatory disease, weak adaptation ability, bad blood clotting, underweight, and has individual intolerance to the physical factors. A child must not undergo them an hour before or after meals or after the infection disease.


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