Posts in 'Alternative'

Benefits of Acupuncture for Kids with Cerebral Palsy

Alternative, Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Treatments

If you’re the parent of a child with cerebral palsy, it’s likely been difficult to witness your child experience pain due to the condition. There’s no cure for cerebral palsy, but there are pain management techniques that can help your child live a life that’s as comfortable and joyful as possible. There are various ways... Read More

Can Cerebral Palsy Be Cured with Gene Therapy?

Alternative, Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Medical Research

As a parent, you’ll do anything to ensure that your child has the safest, healthiest, and happiest future possible. Parents of children with cerebral palsy know this all too well—from various types of therapy, to medications for pain, seizures, and spasticity, to acupuncture and chiropractic care, these parents are eager to try anything that will... Read More

Can Stem Cell Therapy Be Used to Treat Cerebral Palsy?

Alternative, Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Therapies

When treating individuals with cerebral palsy, treatments are not a one-size-fits-all approach. Several methods are currently available to treat disabilities that result from the condition, from physical and recreational therapies to oral medications and surgeries. In recent years, researchers have discovered that stem cell transplantation may be an effective way to restore certain abilities in... Read More

Cerebral Palsy and Chiropractic Care

Alternative, Cerebral Palsy Treatments

When we picture someone lying on a chiropractor’s table for an adjustment, it’s most likely an adult. After all, neck pain, back pain, spinal discomfort, and the struggle to sit or stand is usually a result of the wear and tear of our joints and bones over time. But here in the cerebral palsy community,... Read More

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Does it Work for Children with Cerebral Palsy?

Alternative, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

By John Lehman Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is commonly used to treat scuba divers with the bends, but recently, the therapy has been used to treat certain types of cerebral palsy, as well. Opinions vary as to whether or not HBOT is an effective treatment for children with cerebral palsy. Some research has shown improvements... Read More

Horseback Riding Can Treat Cerebral Palsy

Alternative, Therapies

By John Lehman It may surprise you to learn that horseback riding is one of the many treatments available for children with cerebral palsy. The treatment is called hippotherapy and it has been used to treat disabled children and adults alike since the 1960’s. Research has shown that hippotherapy has a positive effect on both... Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?