Paediatric rehabilitation

P J Helders, R H Engelbert, V A Gulmans, J van der Net

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Abstract

More and more researchers are questioning the theoretical and scientific foundations as well as the efficacy and effects of many physiotherapy interventions. The same applies for many of the neurophysiological based interventions that are being used in paediatric rehabilitation. Opinions and views regarding the development of motor behaviour of infants and children are significantly changing. Paediatric interventionists should consider bringing their interventions and focus of treatment into agreement with changed scientific knowledge. Moreover, for almost all other medical problems in childhood, paediatric rehabilitation has little to offer but mostly miniaturized forms of adult treatment. It not only means that we have to make a paradigm shift, but also are in the need of a broader view on paediatric rehabilitation as a specialized professional activity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-500
Number of pages4
JournalDisability and Rehabilitation
Volume23
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2001

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