DPSRU launches pediatrics physiotherapy unit

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DPSRU launches Department of Physiotherapy

Rohit Shishodia

Department of Physiotherapy of Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU) has launched Pediatrics Physiotherapy Unit to treat children with cerebral palsy, autism, and down syndrome by providing neurodevelopmental therapy, balance training and motor planning and execution.

“The unit will also offer tailor made programmes for caregivers as well as parents as they may learn how to position their child for day to day activities. The new pediatric unit is an addition to the already existing exercise therapy unit and neuro physiotherapy unit in the university,” said DPSRU in a statement on July 31, 2021.

Professor RK Goyal, Vice Chancellor, DPSRU, stressed on the fact that outcome based research has led to the noteworthy achievements of the physiotherapy unit that started in 2015 and has reached a patient count of 700 plus.

“The unit highlights the role of physiotherapy from “Womb to Tomb”. It encourages the physical development in children to an optimal level by providing them a creative and enjoyable environment” said Dr. Sapna Dhiman, Incharge of the Pediatric Unit.

Dr. Shilpa Jain, Head of the School of Physiotherapy, DPSRU, “The kaleidoscopic unit is built keeping the interest of children in mind with colourful caricatures painted on the walls. It consists all the equipment targeting the amalgamation of habilitation along with amusement. This is a seed unit to our upcoming early intervention unit”.


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