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The Power of Encouragement for Cerebral Palsy Patients

Generally when doctors advise people with cerebral palsy on ways to increase their quality of life, they mostly consider medical procedures. Whether it’s a surgery, more physical therapy, or a new piece of equipment, cerebral palsy patients are used to medicalized treatments. While these therapies are very important, there is another form of therapy that can be equally as important:… more »

Botox Considered as a New Therapy for Cerebral Palsy Patients

Botox is often thought of as a vanity procedure, injecting medicine into the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.  However, some doctors are using Botox as a treatment for children with cerebral palsy. The Sydney Morning Herald, an Australian newspaper, has come publsihed a story on how doctors at the Monash Medical Centre are using Botox injections to help… more »

How are the symptoms of cerebral palsy most commonly managed?

Cerebral palsy can’t be cured, but treatment will often improve a child’s capabilities. Many children go on to enjoy near-normal adult lives if their disabilities are properly managed. In general, the earlier treatment begins, the better chance children have of overcoming developmental disabilities or learning new ways to accomplish the tasks that challenge them. There is no standard therapy that… more »

What is the treatment for CP?

While there is no cure for CP, the symptoms can be treated in order to help the child live a more independent life. Treatment includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, counseling, behavioral therapy, medication, surgery, braces, and orthotic devices.

Therapeutic treatments commonly used to treat symptoms of cp

It is best if physical therapy is started soon after CP… more »

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