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At Berlin Medical & Neurological Rehabilitation center, we provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for children with cerebral palsy (CP) and related conditions such as developmental and learning problems, difficulties with coordination, positioning and mobility, as well as seizures.
Physiotherapy for Cerebral Palsy in Children
For children, treatment for cerebral palsy primarily aims to increase mobility and promote physical development such as sitting, crawling and walking. Treatment should be started early and should aim to continue on a regular basis. Every child with cerebral palsy presents differently and has different needs. At Berlin Medical & Neurological Rehabilitation, our specialist paediatric physiotherapists will tailor a treatment program specific to each child’s needs. Some of the physiotherapy treatments we offer aim to:
- increase muscle strength and activation
- decrease muscles tightness and spasms through stretching programs and splinting techniques
- encourage physical development through play and everyday activities
- improve mobility with the use of different aids
What is cerebral palsy (CP)?
Cerebral palsy is a broad term for a number of non-progressive motor syndromes that appear in infancy or early childhood. These disorders can permanently affect muscle tone and posture. While the neurological disorder is non-progressive, clinical symptoms can change over time with growth. Cerebral palsy has a wide range of clinical severity with some children only having mild coordination, strength or tone difficulties while others have significant limitations in independent mobility.
What causes cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is caused by a structural change in brain development that occurs before, during, or in the first few years after birth. There are many causes for cerebral palsy and in some cases a cause is not identified, but there may be risk factors.
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