P T Paediatrics

About the department:
Physiotherapy in Pediatric specialty has well qualified and experienced staff with well-equipped department for better quality of student education & patient treatment. Physiotherapists, now housed at SDM hospital, are among the most skilled professionals in treating pediatric disorders. At SDM Hospital, highly skilled specialists care for patients across the full range of pediatric disorders, in a state-of-the-art environment. Working with patients one-on-one, the goal is to not only improve function but also to integrate them at community level. The Therapists strive to improve the functional status to near normal, in children suffering from developmental delay and various other conditions. All staff work as a part of the rehabilitation team, to improve the health status of not only the children but the caregiver as a whole. The Rehabilitation of children with special needs is carried out on the basis of recent advances & evidence in the use of Electrotherapeutic modalities & Exercise therapy. Other treatment strategies include neuro developmental therapy, sensory integration, oromotor facilitation, early intervention in high risk neonates, visual stimulation, and computer based rehabilitation platform for various neuro developmental disorder. The department renders physiotherapy treatment for neurological orthopedic, cardio-respiratory, and general surgical conditions in the pediatric population.
The Pediatric Physiotherapy team provides daily therapy for children on both inpatient and outpatient basis and also psychological support for parents of the children along with other team members, which include fields like pediatrics, child psychology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, ENT and speech therapy, to work hand in hand for better recovery of the child.
Inpatient services: Staff treat the cases in the NICU and PICU. Children from NICU and PICU are assessed on day 1 of reference and treatment protocols are planned by the staff in-charge for IP at the time of reference. All cases are treated as per requirement depending on the condition of the child. The type of cases seen in the NICU, PICU and ward are
  • Motor developmental delay (Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, West’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Meningomylocele, Encephalitis, Meningitis, Porphyria, DMD, BMD, Congenital Myopathies, Congenital Neuropathies, GBS, etc.)
  • Post fracture/dislocation rehabilitation following conservative and surgically managed orthopaedic pediatric patients.
  • Gait training
  • Infective conditions
  • Oro motor rehabilitation
  • Burns rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with pneumonia, foreign body aspiration, post surgical.
  • Bladder and bowel incontinence
  • Visual rehabilitation
  • Sensory integrative disorders
  • Peripheral nerve injuries (Brachial Plexus Injury, post injection chemical neuritis, wrist drop
Outpatient services: Our Pediatric physiotherapy team, along with referring medical specialists, develops programs tailored to patient’s specific needs. These include working with patient one-on-one in important areas such as development, flexibility, vision, balance and coordination. All physiotherapy treatment is conducted in the ultramodern, patient-friendly environment of physiotherapy OPD and designed to not just rehabilitate but educate patient on preventing future complications.
The Pediatric physiotherapy OPD offers seamless care for patients with any type of joint, muscle, connective tissue injury, CNS injury, nerve problem, hyper activity, autism, other developmental disorder. Our renowned Pediatric rehabilitation specialist’s team treats both pre- and post-surgical patients, as well as non-surgical disorders and injuries.
Physiotherapy services are also rendered by the staff at the USHAS Center for Exceptional Children and the Mentally Retarded Government Girls School in Hubballi. The physiotherapy department in USHAS Center has been facilitated by S.D.M. College of Physiotherapy since the last 15 years with physical developmental, oromotor, visual and sensory issues being treated through various modalities such as exercises, sensory integration, hippotherapy, hydrotherapy, electrical stimulation and Wii games for hand rehabilitation.
Working Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Lunch Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Morning Session - Final patient schedule at 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session - Final patient schedule at  4:00 p.m.
Except institutional holidays.
Dr. Sanjay T Parmar PhD, MPT, Professor
Dr. Jyoti S Jeevannavar MPT, Associate Professor