Physiotherapist is a key team member in the management of high risk infants in the neonatal intensive care unit and more so after discharge. Therapist’s roles include chest physiotherapy, sensory motor stimulation and early neuro developmental therapy. Role of a pediatric physiotherapist post discharge is significant in terms of regular neurodevelopment screening and comprehensive assessment at least upto three years of age using an appropriate tool to prevent long term disability. Early interventions in hospital setting, enhanced with a home based program are known to have positive outcome in terms of neuromotor deficits in risk babies
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