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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the brain before, during or after birth. Often the exact cause of cerebral palsy is not known, but contributing factors can include infections, lack of oxygen, meningitis and pressure or blows to the head. The severity of the cause will affect the significance of the damage caused to the brain. For example, the longer a child is deprived of oxygen during birth, the extent of brain damage likely to be caused is increased.

Effects of Cerebral Palsy

Every person with cerebral palsy (CP) is affected in a different way. Depending on the area of the brain affected, the following symptoms may be present:

Spastic CP is characterised by:

Athetoid CP is characterised by:

Ataxic CP is characterised by:

Cerebral Palsy Physiotherapy Treatment

The main aim of neurological physiotherapy for cerebral palsy is to encourage patterns of normal, rather than abnormal, postures and movements.

Regular physiotherapy can:

We aim to give your child the best care possible and can work alongside other therapists and carers to teach them the best ways to assist with moving and handling your child.

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