SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) is one of the methods of treating spasticity by cutting a selected part of the sensory fibers running in the dorsal roots of the spinal nerves. Reducing the number of sensory impulses reaching the spinal cord also reduces the amount of reflexively generated motor impulses going to the muscles, thus reducing spasticity.

A proper rehabilitation after the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy procedure is a very important element influencing the effect of the procedure. The new biomechanics of tissues (ranges of mobility, change of muscle tone) requires the use of intensive and functional therapy aimed at adapting a child to a new situation and learning new skills. In particular, during the therapy after the SDR procedure, we work on improving locomotion (movement), independent change of positions (sitting down, standing up), muscular strength, as well as balance and coordination.

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GOALS OF THE REHABILITATION STAY AFTER SDR:

  • Improving muscle strength
  • Improving motor coordination
  • Perfecting locomotion and movement
  • Improving deep sensibility
  • Maintaining or improving ranges of mobility
  • Normalization of muscle tone
  • Improving the balance
  • Improving the gross motor function
  • Help in choosing the right orthopedic equipment (orthoses, walkers, crutches)
  • Parent instructions and education, establishing a long-term treatment plan after SDR surgery

THERAPIES AND METHODS DURING THE REHABILITATION STAY BEFORE SDR:

  • NDT Bobath individual therapy, PNF
  • Gait training on LOKOMAT or on a mechanical treadmill
  • Therapy in THERA SUIT
  • Galileo platform
  • Therapy with the use of functional electrostimulation (wireless)
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Soft tissue therapy, manual therapy
  • Sensory integration
  • Scar therapy

STAY DETAILS:

3 or 4 hours a day of individual therapy. A detailed therapy programme is established during an interview with the parent/guardian.

Possibility of individual arrangement of the rehabilitation programme adapted to the needs and possibility of the patient.

Organizational matters:

Please bring for the rehabilitation stay: a certificate of disability, medical documentation and up-to-date X-ray and ultrasound images.

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