The Role of A Physiotherapist in NICU | Divya Thakur | NEED A PHYSIO


NICU Stands for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that works with people to identify and maximize their ability to move and function and functional movement is a key part of what it means to be healthy.

The role of a Physiotherapist in NICU:

-Physiotherapist knows whether there are any typical or atypical infant development. For this information, the therapist should have a proper outline and full detailed information and history of the patient child.

-Examine neonates and interpret findings.

-Develop and implement a plan to prevent neurobehavioral disorganization and complications of prematurity in multiple systems.

-Design, implement and evaluate the efficacy of intervention plans in collaboration with the family and medical team.

-Development and interaction of sensory systems in pre-term and full-term neonates.

-Neonatal preterm and full term behaviors and social development are taken into account by the therapist.

-Ecology and culture of the NICU, risk factors associated with developmental outcome.

About The Author:

Divya Thakur is an Aspiring Physiotherapist, pursuing her bachelors from Dr. D.Y.Patil College Of Physiotherapy, Pimpri, Pune. She has a deep interest in studying about new advances in Physiotherapy profession and wishes to pursue her further studies in Neurology and Sports medicine.