Posts in 'Cerebral Palsy Treatments'

Cerebral Palsy Treatment: Exploring the Use of Stem Cell Cord Blood

Alternative, Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Research has revealed the potential in cord blood treatment for children with spastic cerebral palsy. Spastic cerebral palsy is the most common type of CP, and it is typically the result of brain damage that occurs before or at birth. Depending on when it is given, cord blood therapy may be an effective treatment for... Read More

How Will Tendon Release and Muscle Lengthening Surgery Help Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Patient Care

Muscle lengthening and tendon releasing are types of orthopedic procedures designed to improve mobility in people with cerebral palsy. These procedures may improve your child’s fine motor skills, ability to walk and sit upright and move more independently in general. How Does Tendon Release and Muscle Lengthening Work? Children and adults may experience muscle and... Read More

Is Massage Therapy a Good Treatment for Cerebral Palsy?

Alternative, Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Patient Care

If your child or loved one has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP), then you’re probably already working with your doctors to find the best and most appropriate treatments. In addition to the medical and/or surgical treatment your child is receiving, you may have considered alternative or complementary treatments. Massage therapy for cerebral palsy is... Read More

Other Treatments for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Apart from traditional medical practices, there are several alternative methods that could help treat children with cerebral palsy. Overall, the goal of these treatments is to help children with CP develop skills, grow their self-esteem, reduce CP’s impact on their body, and provide them with a greater quality of life. As more of the medical... Read More

Exercise and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

In addition to the typical treatments that children with cerebral palsy receive, such as medication and surgery, exercise is also important. Children who have CP can benefit both physically and mentally from an exercise program. Learn more about how a tailored exercise program can help improve your child’s symptoms and well-being as well as what... Read More

Nutritional Evaluations and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Proper nutrition is important for everyone, especially for children with cerebral palsy. However, it may be difficult to know what, when, and how to feed your child. Nutritional evaluations are a great way to see if your child could benefit from a cerebral palsy nutrition therapy plan. What Are Nutritional Evaluations and Nutrition Therapy? Difficulties... Read More

Head Cooling Treatments and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Head cooling is a relatively new and effective neonatal brain injury treatment. This technique may reduce infant mortality rates and prevent or reduce the symptoms of a variety of brain conditions, including cerebral palsy. What Is Head Cooling? Head cooling is a neonatal treatment introduced in the mid-2000s. It is suitable for newborns deprived of... Read More

Body Cooling Treatments and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a type of brain damage caused when newborns don’t receive enough blood and oxygen during labor or shortly after, is common and potentially life-threatening. Studies suggest between one and eight in every 1000 live births develop HIE. Thankfully, body cooling can reduce the risks associated with this condition. Read on to learn... Read More

Botox and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Using Botox for cerebral palsy offers a way to treat certain aspects of CP without invasive procedures like surgery. Children with CP who receive Botox injections may experience improved movement and decreased spasticity. What Is Botox Used to Treat? Botox injections for cerebral palsy offer the possibility of relief from some of the symptoms of... Read More

Intrathecal Baclofen Therapy and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

The most common form of cerebral palsy is spastic cerebral palsy, where the muscles become tight, and movements are stiff, jerky and difficult to control. Intrathecal baclofen therapy is a treatment option with potential benefits for patients with cerebral palsy as well as those with other similar conditions. If you’re looking for a way to... Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?