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Craniosacral therapy for 3 year old with plagiocephaly, can this work?

Craniosacral therapy for 3 year old with plagiocephaly, can this work?

NO: AS you might know this is a skull deformity. RApid growth, premature closure of cranial sutures, position of sleep all contribute to it. Similarly, unless very severe--there are neurosurgical criteria for this, the child outgrows it. It is of mere cosmetic significance, if at all. Do remember hair growth, facial growth, etc will alter final appearance. ...Read more

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Are cranial sacral therapy and rebirthing effective to heal birth traumas?

Are  cranial sacral therapy and rebirthing effective to heal birth traumas?

Garbage: For chronic conditions there are many who seek and even more willing to sell therapies of little or no value. Beware of this and other such offerings.They waste time and money that could be devoted to real help. ...Read more

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Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy

Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy

A child with a head: size < 5th%ile for age + developmental delays needs evaluations for genetic & other medical causes by a pediatric neurologist & a developmental/ /behavioral pediatrician. Your state Early Intervention Program provides PT & other needed therapies from birth-3. If 3-5, call your school district's Child Find Team for eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education. Apply for SSI & Medicaid funds. ...Read more

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A doctor diagnosed my 26 weeks premature baby with static encephalopathy and may have PVL at risk for spastic cerebral palsy (spastic diplega)?

A doctor diagnosed my 26 weeks premature baby with static encephalopathy and may have PVL at risk for spastic cerebral palsy (spastic diplega)?

Yes ?: That is a condition common in micro premi's. If you have a specific related question please start over and submit it.You have essentially just provided a statement, but no clear question.Your submissions are not linked and go out at random to the public site. ...Read more

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How does cranial sacral therapy help with tmd/atypical facial pain?

How does cranial sacral therapy help with tmd/atypical facial pain?

Depends: Cranial sacral therapy is a viable alternative in certain cases of tmd. I often get referrals from chiropractors who say the adjustments that they perform on the patient does not hold. The bite (occusion) may be incorrect or out of alignment, causing the adjustments to fail. I would consult a TMJ specialist in conjunction with cranial sacral therapy. ...Read more

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Will hyperbaric oxygen therapy help a child with autism?

Will hyperbaric oxygen therapy help a child with autism?

Sorry, no.: The only evidence-based treatment of autism is intensive, repetitive behavioral & educational therapy geared at the child's developmental age. When a young child is ready, "peer therapy" is effective, adult-supervised play with a neurotypical peer in multiple settings. Group therapy at age 6 & > is repetitive, rote training in basic skills. ...Read more

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How helpful is hyperberic oxygen therapy for cerebral palsy ans autism?

How helpful is hyperberic oxygen therapy for cerebral palsy ans autism?

The very small : Amount of literature out there is between absolutely no effect and ambivalent when compared to sham air. So, there is no proof it works. I am all for anything that might help, but too many people spend the little bit of life savings they have on these therapies with false guarantees and I do not think that it appropriate. Hbot is good for many things, CP and autism are not them. ...Read more

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What are the milestones for physical development for children 3-7 years?

What are the milestones for physical development for children 3-7 years?

See below: The answer is best discussed with your pediatrician or google "developmental milestones" for the age specifically you seek. Developmental tracking entails monitoring the progress of your child in areas of: language & other cognitive skills, social skills, physical challenges/changes, & personality. This age group covers preschool, kindergarten through 2nd grade-too much info for this forum. ...Read more

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What is the benefits of oxygen therapy for c.P. Children ?

What is the benefits of oxygen therapy for c.P. Children ?

No research support: So far, I have not found research that supports the glowing testimonials I have read about use of hbo for cerebral palsy. *** hyperbaric oxygen for children with cerebral palsy: a randomised multicentre trial. Hbo-cp research group. Collet jp, vanasse m, marois p, amar m, goldberg j, lambert j, lassonde m, hardy p, fortin j, tremblay sd, montgomery d, lacroix j, robinson a, majnemer a. >>>. ...Read more

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Does music therapy help for a child with persistent tics?

Does music therapy help for a child with persistent tics?

No: Persistent tics in children are best ignored in most cases. If the tics are disruptive, then safe medications can be used. Avoiding caffeinated drinks and chocolate can help diminish tics. If other conditions are present with the tics (ocd, anxiety, ad/hd) then treatment directed at those conditions may help. This might be where music may be soothing enough to calm an anxious child. ...Read more

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How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

How many sessions and weeks are required for Cognitive behavioral therapy for weight-loss?

Ask the therapist: Actually, in my OPINION as a NON-psychiatrist....when it comes to something such as WEIGHT LOSS...if you're looking for a permanent fix....the MORE sessions you take....THE BETTER....all the way out to INDEFINITELY. However, the reality is that most providers will only go a certain number according to insurance limits so that's what it turns out to be but everyone's different. Ask your therapist ...Read more

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IVIG therapy is safe for 13 months baby ? (paralyzed by Guillain-Barré syndrome GBS

IVIG therapy is safe for 13 months baby ? (paralyzed by Guillain-Barré syndrome GBS

Yes: When properly used this is safe and effective.Staff will follow a standard protocol and monitor the patient during the process for any unexpected allergic or other response. Given the benefits of treatment over doing nothing, this is a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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Wife has daily neck pain for 3 years. Has been going to chiropractor, physical therapy, meds, special pillow, electro therapy. Surgery only option?

Wife has daily neck pain for 3 years. Has been going to chiropractor, physical therapy, meds, special pillow, electro therapy. Surgery only option?

When someone has: pain, the idea is to figure out why. You mention treatments she is having but not the diagnosis. Pain is a symptom…what is causing the pain? ...Read more

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Please advice about the following therapy for thalassemia purpose- Bluebird Bio Gene Therapy Hydroxyurea Therapy When the therapy will be available?

Please advice about the following therapy for thalassemia purpose-

Bluebird Bio Gene Therapy
Hydroxyurea Therapy

When the therapy will be available?

Now: Hydroxurea is already available. I believe what you are inquiring about is gene therapy, inserting the normal beta globulin gene into someone with a hemoglobinopathy. This is currently in development and it is unclear when this, if ever, will be available outside a clinical trial. ...Read more

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Will a baby born prematurely (e.g. at 24 weeks) have any lasting neurological/physical effects?

Will a baby born prematurely (e.g. at 24 weeks) have any lasting neurological/physical effects?

Impossible to say: Unfortunately, it's impossible to say without a physical & neurological exam. More often than not, there is some lasting effect ... However, the degree of severity varies A LOT - from minimal to very disabling. Best to discuss this with a neonatologist. The program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is the best I've seen. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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6 weeks baby, recovered from erb's palcy, but has passiveness with movement, has some weaknesses, is it permanent, is electrostimulation recommended ?

6 weeks baby, recovered from erb's palcy, but has passiveness with movement, has some weaknesses, is it permanent, is electrostimulation recommended ?

Erb's Palsy: Main treatment includes occupational and physical therapy in conjunction with home exercise program. Electrostimulation is used widely - usually in older children starting around age 3. Your doctor may prescribe electrostimulation as a part of treatment. Discuss this with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Side effects of CT scan for preemie infant include radiation and learning disabilities?

Side effects of CT scan for preemie infant include radiation and learning disabilities?

Doubt connection: Any learning disabilities suffered by a premi that survives most likely represent factors that precipitated premature delivery & the need for resuscitation & intensive care, not the ct scan. Last year my patient, "littlest angel" (14oz @ birth) graduated from the honors program at baylor in 3 yrs.It didn't slow her down. She never got real tall but she is quite a survivor. ...Read more

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How do I measure improvement from therapeutic listening as a treatment for sensory processing dysfunction?

How do I measure improvement from therapeutic listening as a treatment for sensory processing dysfunction?

Measurement: Ask your therapist for a formalized listening instrument that can be used to assess you progress. There are reliable, valid and accurate. ...Read more