Children with Motor Disorders have neurological conditions that impair movement, such as movement that is either voluntary or involuntary, or slow movement.
Causes of movement disorders include:
- Infectious diseases
- Side effects from medicines
- Metabolic disorders
- Damage to the nervous system
- The child has tremors, jerks, sudden movements or twitches
- The child has spasms and contractions
- The child shows a weird manner of walking
- Ataxia-Injury to the brain, brainstem, or spinal cord.
- Hand tremors
- Improper coordination
- Disjointed or jerky movements
- Changes to walking or walking gait.
- Stiffness in limbs or joints
Address anxiety issues when unable to move by speaking to a neurologist or physical therapist.
Try aerobic exercises, muscle strengthening, and dancing.
Find the right helping devices, such as alarms and reminders to help you remember medication and appointments, canes to walk with balance and assistance, and wheelchairs to traverse longer distances much faster.
Physical therapy: Learn exercises and other skills to manage physical problems.
Occupational therapy provides tips to become used to this new personal routine.
Speech therapy: Helps to overcome challenges in speech and voice to help with communication with physical and personal therapists.