Cerebral Palsy (CP) is an umbrella term that refers to the problems caused when there is damage to the brain either during pregnancy or during/shortly after birth. There is lots of variation in how CP affects an individual and the problems they have. It can affect the control of movement, muscle strength, muscle tone (stiffness of muscles), coordination of movement, posture, balance and walking. Some people may have uncontrolled or unpredictable movements, tremors or shakes that impact on their ability to carry out day to day activities.
People who have Cerebral Palsy may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments. The range of disability can vary from mild symptoms to profound impairments that require lifelong care.
Although Cerebral Palsy is a permanent life-long condition, some symptoms of Cerebral Palsy can improve with physiotherapy interventions or worsen over time if not treated or managed.
MOTIONrehab can help with:
- Educating movement patterns to enable hand and arm function or standing and walking
- Strengthen muscles
- Keep flexibility in joints and muscles
- Manage/reduce spasticity and spasms
- Prevent or minimise abnormal alignment of joints
- Manage pain
- Integrate rehabilitation technology if appropriate
- Advise on the provision of splints, supports, walking aids and wheelchairs
- Develop personalised exercise programmes tailored to a client’s specific needs
- Support school, work, sport or leisure
MOTIONrehab also provides physiotherapy for adults with Cerebral Palsy. It is our experience that due to intensive therapy during childhood individuals maximise their independence, however as they get older and life becomes busier and there is less focus on rehab their independence and function can deteriorate. MOTIONrehab can offer a burst of treatment to maximise balance, walking and arm function.
MOTIONrehab work with other health professionals in both the NHS and private sector to enable an individual to reach their full potential.
For more information about how MOTIONrehab can help with Cerebral Palsy, please call the MOTIONrehab Customer Services Team on 0800 8600 138 or email rehab@MOTIONrehab.co.uk