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.
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