Cerebral Palsy Treatment
Types of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy (CP) represents a group of disorders of variable etiology and variable clinical presentation. Efforts to characterize individuals with CP may occur for a variety of reasons: clinical description, prediction of future status, and to monitor changes in function. These methods incorporate information from several dimensions:
- Topography of the Impairment: the parts of the body that are involved (quadriplegia, hemiplegia, diplegia)
- Type of Impairment: is the body stiff (spastic – most common), loose (hypotonic) or exhibiting abnormal motor control (athetoid, ataxic, dystonic)
- Severity of Mobility Limitations: the Gross Motor Function Classification System, which ranks severity on a five-point scale by age groups, is the best way to describe severity
Cerebral Palsy Therapies
Our Cerebral Palsy Programs are centered around improved activity, participation and independence for the patient and the family – now and into the future. Our skilled team will work to implement interventions and therapies that are optimized by periodic reviews and continual modification that allow for constant goal setting and overall functional improvement. Contact us for more information on our Home Health Care Cerebral Palsy Program.