Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Program:
Physio mantra is a team of highly qualified Physiotherapists who provides physiotherapy services tailored to the needs of each individual patient and operate form a modern practice located in Bangalore, Karnataka, India And many other clinics are partnered with us at various places.
Services offered by us are:
Physiotherapy management designed specifically for kids with variety of congenital, developmental, neuro-muscular, skeletal or acquired disorders. Children with developmental delay, cerebral palsy, spinabifida and torticollis can utilize the Personal Rehabilitation Program (PRP).
Corporate Consultation and Ergonomic Advice:
Ergonomic class for employees, on site ergonomic assessment and physiotherapy treatment can be provided in organization/ company.
Geriatric Physiotherapy Program (Therapy for Senior Citizens):
Age related muscular and joint issues are assessed, diagnosed and therapy program is designed for an individual. Fall Prevention Program to prevent frequent fall due to imbalances, in Senior citizens.
Evidence based exercise protocol is prescribed to Prevent or Reduce LIFE STYLE DISORDERS like Diabetes, Stress and General Body Pain.
Special US based therapy, First time in India. This therapy is for pediatric rehabilitation.
The PediaSuit is a soft dynamic orthotic which consists of a cap, vest, shorts, knee pads and special adapted shoes that are interconnected with elastic bands. The basic concept of the
PediaSuit is to create a supporting unit to align the body as close to normal as possible re-establishing correct postural alignment and weight bearing which is fundamental in normalizing muscle tone, sensory and vestibular function. The elastic bands are adjustable, which means that we can load the body axially within 15 to 40 kg.
The PediaSuit is the most modern type of suit available today. The PediaSuit was created by Leonardo De Oliveira the co-founder of Therapies4kids in Florida.
Benefits of using PediaSuit:
- Creates appropriate proprioceptive stimulation
- Increases neuro-motor coordination (= decreased pathological reflexes activity)
- Improves functional and fundamental skills (independent rolling, crawling, independent transitions to upright position: to four points, to sitting and high kneeling)
- Improves static and kinetic balance in vertical position
- Progression to the ability of independent standing
- Improves gait with supportive tools (walker, crutches, quad canes, canes)
- Progression to independent walking.
The Cage Therapy Unit is a unique and dynamic device consisting of a system of pulleys, straps, and splints utilized to perform a variety of exercise. This system improves strength, passive and active range of motion, and muscle flexibility. With the use of this system, the therapist can isolate any muscle group and target. In this situation the muscle tone (usually increased) does not influence the movements. This allows muscle groups to counteract the spastic muscles. The end effect is functional gains. The quality of gait, balance, and coordination of movements increases rapidly.
The key elements of Cage Therapy Unit are:
- The “Monkey Cage” is a tri-dimensional rigid metal cage where metal pulleys are arranged to stretch and strengthen muscles groups.
- The “Spider Cage”, therapist uses leather belt in which bungee cords are connected. In this way, the patient is supported and can safely learn weight shift, jump, kneel, half-kneel and step up and over objects. The “spider cage” is an effective tool for implementing neurodevelopment treatment (NDT), one of the most wide-spread and clinically accepted methods for “re (programming)” the central nervous and neuromuscular systems and “teaching” the brain more adequate motor skills.
Who all can get benefit from this therapy?
Suit therapy combined with intensive physical therapy has been beneficial for children with many diagnosis including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delays
- Traumatic brain injury
- High or low muscle tone
- Neurological impairments
- Orthopedic impairments
- Genetic disorders
- Seizure disorders
- Post-surgical impairments
- Spinal cord injuries
- Vestibular disorders
- Down syndrome
- Rett syndrome
The benefits of suit therapy are:
- Retrains the central nervous system
- Normalizes muscle tone
- Provide external stabilization
- Improves hip alignment through vertical loading over the hip joint
- Improves body alignment
- Provides tactile stimulation
- (Corrects) gait pattern
- Helps to decrease contractions
- Improve bone density
- Promotes development of fine and gross motor skills
- Provides resistance for strengthening
- Improves body and spatial awareness
- Support weak muscles
- Decreases uncontrolled movement in ataxia and athetosis
- Provides vestibular input
- It can improve speech production by increasing head control and trunk support.
Orthotics is a specialty within the medical field concerned with the design, manufacture and application of orthosis.
Orthotics combines knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, bio-mechanics and engineering. Patients benefiting from an orthosis may have a condition such as spina bifida or cerebral palsy, or have experienced a spinal cord injury or stroke. Equally, orthosis are sometimes used prophylactic-ally or to optimize performance in sport.
Pediatric Orthosis are specialized orthosis created for children with deformities, congenital defects and other injuries. Pediatric orthosis could last anywhere up to a year to two or three years for kids, keeping in mind their activities and growth patterns. These custom molded orthosis are designed to stabilize the structures of the foot/ankle complex to enable the child to utilize current and potential muscle capabilities.
Orthosis are made from thin and flexible thermoplastic materials allowing the child to receive proprioceptive feedback through total contact foot plate modifications.
Prosthetic for children is very different than prosthetics for adults. Although the technology and the principle remain the same, children handle their prosthetics in their own way. Also, in case of children, the parents and the prosthetist are much more involved in the entire process of fitting the child with a prosthetic limb. Children tend to need prosthesis either due to a congenital defect that has left them without a limb or necessary amputation due to diseases or an accident.
Typically, a child is eligible for prosthetics when they are able to stand on their own, which tends to happen at 9-12 months of age. If your child has a congenital defect for which a prosthesis is needed, it is advised that you get him/her fitted with one at this age. At this age you can get your child fitted with a passive prosthesis. The prosthesis at an early age enables them to get accustomed to it, and also to identify the prosthesis as a part of themselves as they grow. It also lets them use the prosthesis to their comfort. They can sit, stand, walk and even run around.
Children need special attention and rehabilitation, and hence they need to be checked by the clinician at least once in six months and they need a change of socket every year to accord with their growing bodies till they are eighteen.