waiting times

Hospital Particular Alvor

00h55m

Medical Emergency

Hospital Particular Gambelas

00h17m

Medical Emergency

00h22m

Paediatrics

Madeira Medical Center

00h05m

Medical Emergency

Paediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Consultation

Paediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Consultation


Paediatric rehabilitation is centred on the child and family, in the prevention, in the re-education to enable the child to regain health and become socially active.

 

medical specialty available on the following units

Algarve

  • Hospital São Camilo - Portimão

doctors

Hospital São Camilo - Portimão

The need for a specialized consultation on Pediatric Rehabilitation is related to the particularities of this age group and to the inherent requirements, namely their  neurodevelopment and  social participation.

Thus, it is the responsibility of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Team to establish a rehabilitation program that contemplates the different aspects of the child's overall development: motor, sensory, socio-affective and family, being responsible for its correct execution.

In addition to physiatrists and therapists such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists, who are an integral part of these teams, there are also other elements such as rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, social workers, childhood educators, psychomotricians and technicians orthotists.

Some of the conditions that are evaluated and monitored by Pediatric Rehabilitation Teams are:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Polymorphic syndromes
  • Cranio-encephalic trauma
  • Vertebro-medullary injury
  • Spina bifida
  • Severe musculoskeletal pathology
  • Severe neurological pathology
  • Delayed psychomotor development