Introduction of the Department
Brief introduction to the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Urumqi Children’s Hospital
Founded in 2001, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine has 42 staffs as the largest department with most comprehensive treatment items that integrates modern with traditional medical rehabilitation methods and deals with the functional disorders of children. It is equipped with specialized physicians, exercise therapists, and language trainers. Every year, over 1,000 children from across Xinjiang and other areas are admitted and treated here. The department has rich modern child rehabilitation theories and clinical practice experiences.
Department setting: assessment room, overall motion quality assessment room, exercise therapy room, task therapy room, language therapy room, early invention room, traditional acupuncture and massage room, assembled training room, electrotherapy room, hydrotherapy and wax therapy room, child high pressure oxygen (HPO) room, brace and orthotics room, and sensory integration therapy room.
Scope of specialty: child cerebral palsy, hypophrenia, mental retardation, central coordination disturbance, encephalitis, cerebral trauma, cerebral hemorrhage sequela, neuromuscular diseases such as progressive muscular dystrophy, Guillain-Barre syndrome dysfunction recovery phase, spinal cord injury, autism, attention-deficient hyperactivity, learning disorder, infant torticollis, brachial plexus injury, correction of some congenital malformations such as strephenopodia, strephexopodia, child post-trauma dyskinesia, rehabilitation after craniocerebral injury, rehabilitation from fracture recovery phase, speech and language disorders such as stammer, dysphonia, oral expression disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dysarthria, dysphagia, follow up for high-risk infants for cerebral palsy, early intervening therapy for high-risk infants, and early intervening treatment of some internal medicine diseases


Advanced instrument


Infant HPO (high pressure oxygen): it is the only infant HPO treatment center in Xinjiang, which has significant treating effect on the child cerebral palsy, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, acute myelitis, all sorts of meningitis, hydrocephalus, infectious toxic encephalopathy, child acute encephaledema, carbon dioxide poisoning, viral encephalitis, cerebral trauma, sterile osteonecrosis, fracture and bad prognosis, replantation of severed limb, skin grafting, and radioactive damage.



Effect of fumigation therapy: to relieve the fatigue, reduce the excitability of skin peripheral nerve, alleviate the skin tension, muscle spasm and rigidity, and ease the articular pain



Cerebral circulation apparatus: it can significantly enhance the blood flow volume in the child brain, protect the nerve cells, promote the functional recovery of child nerves, and stabilize the electric excitability of cerebral cytomembrane.



Neuromuscular electrical stimulation apparatus: enhance the muscle tension, maintain the healthy state of muscle, delay myophagism, and facilitate muscle recovery.




Active/passive upper and lower limbs training: it can be applied to the patients having cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, and paraplegia, and dysfunction on upper/lower limb.



Insomnia case
The 5-month-old patient was brought to the hospital due to difficulty in rolling over. The patient was born after full-term to be the first child of the parents without asphyxia. The birth weight was 3,300g. An overall motion quality assessment was implemented, and the result was lacking of fidgety movement, which meant the infant was highly possible to develop “cerebral palsy”. The parents were suggested to perform early intervening rehabilitation. The patient was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy at 6-month-old, and the diagnosis was confirmed when the patient was 1 and 2 years old. After accepting 1.5-year rehabilitation in our department at the cost of about 60,000 Yuan RMB, the patient was now able to walk alone and complete orders and made simple language communication.
The patient, an 8-year-old girl, was brought to the hospital due to “weak limbs and difficult walking”.
After being diagnosed as Guillain-Barre syndrome, the patient’s symptoms deteriorated quickly and were applied mechanical ventilation on the day when being transferred to the PICU. After stabilizing the patient’s vital signs, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine began bedside rehabilitation intervention on the 11th day. On the 28th day of rehabilitation, the patient could sit by herself, but couldn’t stand, and restored normal language communication, so she was transferred to the ward to continue with the rehabilitation treatment. Two months later, the girl could walk, run and jump independently, and returned to the school to have class as usual.