Spina Bifida and Stress


Studies have shown that spina bifida patients and their families and care takers undergo a lot of social and psychological stress due to the disability. Also it has been found for spina bifida patients being independent in mobility appeared to contribute more to the Health Related Quality of Life, than being independent in self-care or being wheelchair dependent. Hence it can be said that physiotherapy helps to indirectly address the psychological and social stresses by directly helping the child achieve maximum functional independence.