Pediatric Physiotherapy is the treatment and care of babies, children and young people from birth to 19 years. Paediatric Physiotherapists promote the health and wellbeing of children and have additional knowledge and experience of child development. Treatment is based upon assessment of the child’s needs and the formation of an individual treatment programme. Werecognize the importance of working in partnership with the child, parents and other professionals like occupational therapist, speech therapist to maximise a child’s physical abilities and independence.
Our pediatricoutpatient department is well furnished with various equipment’s that can be used for rehabilitation. It includes trampoline, cerebral palsy walker, peanut balls, Swiss balls, equilibrium boards. Treatment approaches our paediatric therapists utilizes are Neuro developmental therapy, Roods approach, Vojta’s concept and Core restoration. We are concerned with movement, co-ordination, posture and the cardiorespiratory system. The approach is holistic and practical, with an emphasis on gross motor function and posture. We assess and treat wide range of conditions including cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, nerve injury, preterm babies, muscular dystrophy, obesity, neural tube deficits and postural problems
NAME: Dr Jagatheesan Alagesan
DESIGNATION : Professor & Principal
DEPARTMENT : Pediatric Physiotherapy
EMAIL ID : email@example.com
AREA OF INTEREST
Evidence-based practice and education
RESEARCH & PUBLICATION:
Salaheddine DS, Alagesan J, Durairaj S, Kumar P. Efficacy of Active Release Technique in the Treatment of Trapezius Trigger Points – Case Series. Gulf Medical Journal. 2016;5(S1): S94-S98. [Link]
Sharmila B, Alagesan J. Pain and Disabilty in Secondary School Teachers – Correlation Study. International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences. 2015; 6(4):254-257.
Alagesan J, Shetty A. Effect of modified suit therapy in spastic diplegic cerebral palsy-a single blinded randomized controlled trial. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences. 2011;9 (4):14. [Link]
Alagesan J, Venkatachalam S, Ramadass A, Mani SB. Effect of yoga therapy in reversible inguinal hernia: A quasi experimental study. Int J Yoga. 2012;5:16-20. [Link]
Department: Paediatric Physiotherapy
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic Role & Responsibilities:
To enable the disabled patients. Handling Paediatric physiotherapy OPD,CDC and IPD and also to provide a great opportunity for the students to enhance themselves in clinical practice. Handling Neonates in NICU and Paediatric ICU
To build a strong foundation in students for betterment of professional standards. Handling PG Paediatric speciality students.
Expertise Area of Interest: Paediatric Physiotherapy
Expertise & Research: NICU,PICU AND CDC
Achievements: Secured Masters University in 2004-06 Batch - Master of Physiotherapy, Meenakshi University, Chennai.