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Mobilizing physical exercises

Remedial exercises are aimed at improving existing motor functions and forming new ones in order to help the patient achieve more advanced forms of locomotion and develop important skills for everyday life.

Remedial exercises are based on fundamental classic kinesiotherapeutic techniques tailored to the patient’s individual characteristics. They are also based on the principle of encouraging movements "from the midline to the periphery”, which allows the physical therapist to, first, anticipate the impact of these movements on the patient’s trunk and proximal joints and then, gradually involve the fine distal joints. New motor skills are developed according to the principle – "from passive movements through passive-active to active movements” and "from simple to complex movements”. The instructor should pay particular attention to the correct execution of each movement, how the patient expresses non-reduced abnormal reflexes, postural reactions, and abnormal synkinesis. Each exercise session includes breathing exercises, exercises "to develop the joints”, which focus on increasing mobility in the joints of the spinal column and the limbs, as well as exercises to strengthen the musculo-articular system.

Observing a strict movement routine and fulfilling the entire complex of recommended exercises at home constitute the most important key to effective rehabilitation. This is why parents should also be involved in conducting exercise sessions and developing an entire complex of exercises for their child.