Pediatric neurorehabilitation in Chile

Pediatric neurorehabilitation is the set of actions that, in a global and interdisciplinary manner, seeks to respond to transient or permanent needs caused by developmental alterations or deficiencies in early childhood. 

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The National Survey on Disability and Dependency (Endide) 2022 showed that 14.7% of children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 17 years old have some degree of disability in Chile.which is equivalent to 587.709 children and adolescents. Of this national total, a 10% of this population has a severe severe disability.

The study also revealed that 86% of children and adolescents with disabilities received some health care in the last 12 months. 

The infantile cerebral palsy, which affects children's ability to move, control muscles, and maintain balance and posture, is the most common motor disability in the first years of life.

The Library of Congressin its report on Serious and Permanent Illnesses in Children over one year and under 18 years of age, reports that the prevalence of CP in Chile is 1-2/1000 live births..

Faced with this reality, pediatric pediatric rehabilitation is fundamental so that children can develop their develop their abilities, with multidisciplinaryThe rehabilitation process must be carried out with multidisciplinary care provided by qualified professionals, technological advances and permanent support during the process.

Pediatric neurorehabilitation 

The pediatric neurorehabilitation is the set of actions that, in a global and interdisciplinary manner, seeks to respond to transient or permanent needs caused by developmental alterations or deficiencies in early childhood.

Its objective is to achieve maximum maximum recovery, fostering the child's autonomy and promoting the development of his or her abilities..

At each stage of a child's development, there are aspects that are more sensitive to more sensitive to improvementand, therefore, it is priority to treat them. And this is the focus of pediatric neurorehabilitation.

Pediatric neurorehabilitation

TrainFES therapy for cerebral palsy

The neurorehabilitation is possible ghanks to the neuroplasticitywhich is the ability of neurons to adapt and relearn functions of other neurons that have been lost or damaged. With this, it is possible to see improvements in diagnoses such as cerebral palsy.

At TrainFESneurorehabilitation is led by a team of physiatrists and physiatrists and kinesiologistsAfter a case-by-case evaluation, they determine the appropriate treatment for each patient. This will also be supported by occupational therapists, speech therapists, pelvic floor specialists and psychologists, among others.

Towards comprehensive rehabilitation

The objective of the TrainFES is to deliver a comprehensive rehabilitationrehabilitation, which seeks to enable people with disabilities to reach their maximum maximum recovery potentialto move towards greater independence in their daily activities.

Thanks to the experience of its team of professionals, TrainFES is the best alternative for the treatment of children and adolescents with cerebral palsy.They can access a program that includes functional training, technology and support to enable the neuronal relearning of lost movements.

The TrainFES team

The team of medical professionals of TrainFES has the experience to promote pediatric neurorehabilitation pediatric neurorehabilitation.

Currently, its methodology is available to the children who need it most in the country as part of an alliance with the Teleton Foundation. alliance with the Teleton Foundation.

The initiative was born as a pilot project in 2021, when the platform supported rehabilitation treatments in Talca, Santiago and Temuco, and later on then extended its telerehabilitation platform to 14 institutes throughout Chile.

Physiatrists, physiotherapists, kinesiologists and occupational therapists play a fundamental role within the multidisciplinary multidisciplinary team of TrainFESwhich has treated more than 3,000 people with various motor problems, thanks to the program that combines technology with permanent support to improve their quality of life.

Technological innovation for rehabilitation

The neurorehabilitation therapy of TrainFES is based on a methodology of functional trainingaccompanied by technological innovations technological innovations that reinforce the possibilities of recovery.

One of these technologies makes it possible to take full advantage of the technique of functional electrostimulation (FESwhich uses low-level electrical currents to stimulate paralyzed or weakened muscles.

These mild and painless currents are applied through electrodes placed on the skin over the targeted muscles. In this way, people with motor paralysis can be helped to regain or improve muscle function. motor paralysis to recover or improve muscle function, increase strength and endurance, as well as toThe electrodes are applied through electrodes placed on the skin over the targeted muscles, thus helping people with motor paralysis to recover or improve muscle function, increase strength and endurance, and facilitate the performance of specific movements.

TrainFES has its own its own device which makes it possible to carry out the exercises at home, in addition to an application for smartphones that allows contact with the professionals who guide the process.

Another innovation that is gaining more and more relevance for its contribution to neurorehabilitation is neurorehabilitation is the virtual realitydesigned to engage in movements that mimic functional tasks, with emphasis on sustained repetition, tracking and integration.

Because it can simulate everyday tasks, virtual reality can be virtual reality allows patients to practice practice everyday movements and improve functional recovery. In addition, everyday environments and activities are created, and it is especially useful in younger patients who are accustomed to this type of technology.

The software can provide visual feedback to the patient and therapist during specific activities, allowing treatment plans to be customized to aid functional recovery. functional recovery and complement traditional programs.

Thus, the rehabilitation program of TrainFES not only stands out for its technology to enable the use of functional electrostimulation functional electrostimulation at home, but also for the individualized training individualized training plan and for the permanent presence of its multidisciplinary team of 40 experts in kinesiology, physiatry, occupational therapy, speech therapy and psychology.

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