When a baby is born prematurely all its systems and organs are immature. Weeks are passing and the baby is gradually maturing and building up its strength until it comes to the long awaited day when the baby leaves hospital.
Parents cannot wait when the baby leaves hospital but apart from the joy it is accompanied by great concerns. Until now, they could count on the support and assistance of the medical team, and now they can rely only on themselves.
The great burden of responsibility for the whole family are numerous consultations, which must take place after the child leaves hospital. Does each premature baby require therapy? Certainly not.
The majority of premature children need only so-called development assistance, in which you learn how to support your child’s psychomotor development, how to strengthen the correct movement patterns in a daily care and how to play with a baby not to interfere with the normal development. The appointments at a physiotherapy office are held from time to time to assess the progress and development level of the child.
If the physiotherapy is necessary, the number and length of activities are adapted to the needs and abilities of the child.
NDT-Bobath Concept, or neurodevelopmental method is currently the most recognized form of therapy. The exercises are conducted in a friendly atmosphere of play. The child does not cry, only actively participates in gymnastics and what is more that the child is really pleased with the effort he or she puts. The method also focuses on limiting the stress relating to the exercises, as it is bad for development, and significantly lowers the effectiveness of physiotherapy. For particularly sensitive children or with substantial immune deficiency it is recommended, especially in the initial period, to take the exercises with a therapist at the patient's home, which, among others, makes the best use of the therapy time.
Fortunately, the vast majority of kids catch up with their peers in terms of intellectual and motor development, which despite difficult beginnings allow them to fully enjoy life!
"We started cooperation with Ms Anna Dziad when our twins were only a couple of months. Due to prematurity, an early development support was required to increase their chances of harmonious development. Ms Anna was able to make contact with them, and in a wonderful way made them to cooperate during exercises, what sometimes was not so easy. The smile that was never leaving Ms Anna face, her perseverance and consistency brought the intended goal. The appointments never took place in a hurry and Anna, always in addition to the exercises with the girls, she advised and suggested what I could do to ensure normal development of children. The therapy techniques used by Ms Ana really bring effects. Sometimes you need to wait a little longer for effects, but it is worth it. Although my girls can already walk, to this day I consult my doubts with Ms Anna, and she never leaves me without an answer. This person is perfectly suitable to work with a small patient. She knows what she does and is fully committed to her work."