Posts in 'Treatments'

Could Hypothermia Therapy Be Used as Treatment for My Child’s Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy?

Birth Injury, Causes of Cerebral Palsy, Treatments

As you approach your due date, you’re likely focused on preparing as much as possible to ensure a safe and healthy delivery. That’s why it’s so important to plan ahead for the small chance that something goes wrong. One possible complication is hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, a birth injury that occurs in 1.5 out of every 1,000... Read More

Your Part in Obtaining a Letter of Medical Necessity

Assistive Technology, Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Equipment, Patient Care, Therapies, Tips for Parents, Treatments

When your child needs a particular medication, therapy, treatment, or assistive device, your request to an insurance company, government agency or other funding source can sometimes be denied. Oftentimes they will require a letter of medical necessity, which is typically provided by your physician or therapist. Letters of medical necessity are critical to getting coverage... Read More

A Parent’s Guide to Physical Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Child Development, Healthcare Therapist, Physical Therapies, Tips for Parents, Treatments

Each individual diagnosed with cerebral palsy may face special challenges, and no one-size-fits-all plan for treatment exists. Many individuals diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) experience significant physical setbacks. As a result, physical therapy for cerebral palsy is often a core element of treatment. Your child’s team of healthcare professionals can work with you to determine... Read More

Cooling Therapy May Help Infants Battle Brain Damage

Birth Injury, Cerebral Palsy Treatments, Head Cooling

The emotional distress that accompanies a birth injury is incomparable. When a child is injured during birth, what should have been the most exciting day of the parents’ life instead likely resulted in feelings of fear, frustration, and sadness. It may seem like a dark future ahead, as parents struggle to readjust their plans and... Read More

Was Your Child's CP Preventable?