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Doctor insights on: Physical Therapy For Cerebral Palsy

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Any treatment for cerebral palsy?

Supportive care: CP is a simple label for a complex collection of issues. The disorder of movement & posture is oft helped by physical & occupational therapy. Yet the child may also have vision, learning, communication, behavior & other pbs.A learned primary physician or CP clinic can coordinate the many added services needed for improved outcome. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...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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Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

Does occupational therapy help rehabilitate a stroke victim?

OT can be helpful: After a stroke the function of the arm or hand may be affected. If this is the case the ability to do basic activities of daily living can be impaired. In this situation occupational therapy is part of standard rehabilitation along with other therapy disciplines like phyical therapy and if needed speech therapy. ...Read more

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Does mild cerebral palsy have physical limitations?

Does mild cerebral palsy have physical limitations?

Define "mild": Some clumsy people really have a very mild form of CP, but their issues seldom if ever cause limitations. Unless being chosen last for a pick up game is a limitation. Limitations are directly related to the intensity of the CP. With no more background information than you gave, we can not provide more specific comments. ...Read more

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Can mild cerebral palsy have mental or physical limitations?

Can mild cerebral palsy have mental or physical limitations?

Hard to say: Cerebral palsy by convention implies an injury to specific areas of the brain controlling motor movements.If other brain areas are affected by the same event, other issues can be linked.This includes more likelihood of seizures, learning, etc. The milder the CP the less likely other areas that control speech, personality, learning, etc. But it is still possible. ...Read more

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Would hyperbaric treatment help someone with cerebral palsy?

No: The injury that leads to CP has occurred & distroyed nerve pathways long before the symptoms become evident. Extra oxygen pushed by a hyperbaric chamber will not alter the process. ...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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Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Physical therapy for groin syndrome?

Deoends: Technically, there is not one syndrome called "groin syndrome." groin pain can result from adductor tendonitis, a sports hernia, an inguinal hernia, hip joint problems, osteitis pubis, pubic bone stress fractures & pelvic nerve problems...Just to name a few. Physical therapy can be helpful for tendonitis, some hip joint issues & sports hernias, but it's always best to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would acupuncture help for progressive bulbar palsy?

Would acupuncture help for progressive bulbar palsy?

Unlikely: Acupuncture may be useful for pain, however, and could be used as palliation, but will have no effect whatsoever on progressive bulbar palsy, a variation of classical motor neuron disease. ...Read more

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Will physical therapy help for piriformis syndrome?

Will physical therapy help for piriformis syndrome?

Yes: It will help strengthen and increase range of motion in the area. Also can provide stretching and ultrasound to help with the inflammation. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy a treatment option for muscular disorders?

Is physical therapy a treatment option for muscular disorders?

Yes: Muscular disorders is a general term and this could mean muscle weakness, muscle pain, muscle damage or atrophy, muscle spasm, tightness etc. All of these symptoms would be amenable to physical therapy although the techniques pt goals would differ depending on the condition. ...Read more

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Need physical therapy tips for post stroke patient?

Need physical therapy tips for post stroke patient?

Surely: Use of physical therapy, and occupational therapy highly beneficial for post-stroke rehabilitation, and should be continued as outpt, at least twice weekly for about 3-4 months ideally. Orthotic devices to enhance function may be needed, so enquire about these. Botox may help limb spasticity. Pool assisted exercise might be an approach if patient very weakened. ...Read more

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Are there any good rehab techniques for children with erb duchenne palsy?

Are there any good rehab techniques for children with erb duchenne palsy?

Yes: The main goal is to promote muscle lengthening, normal range of motion and hand-eye coordination; these are most effective if performed during infancy. Gentle stretching and passive range of motion exercises can be used. Most compensatory adaptation of movement the child tries to use should be discouraged, and normal movement encouraged. Check w/ a physiatrist or osteopathic doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

Can physical and speech therapy help with guillain-barre syndrome?

Speech therapy & GBS: Speech therapy can be very helpful to improve speech and promote safe swallowing in patients who have significant weakness of the tongue, palate and throat, or who have had a tracheostomy. Physical therapy can also be very helpful to attempt to minimize physical function deficits and prevent muscle wasting and joint contractures. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for cerebral palsy?

What's the treatment for cerebral palsy?

Supportive care: CP is a simple label for a complex collection of issues. The disorder of movement & posture is oft helped by physical & occupational therapy. Yet the child may also have vision, learning, communication, behavior & other pbs.A learned primary physician or CP clinic can coordinate the many added services needed for improved outcome. ...Read more

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Does mild cerebral palsy have mental or just physical limitations?

Could be both: Cerebral palsy is a spectrum of many symptoms. Some children have severe physical limitations but little cognitive problems. Others have little physical limitations, but severe cognitive problems. There are people all over the MAP with different combinations. While it is true that the more physical limitations you have, the more your chance of having cognitive problems, this is not always true. ...Read more

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Does massage therapy help victims of brain aneurysm?

Does massage therapy help victims of brain aneurysm?

I think worthwhile: Chances are on your side. Anxiety, understandably, is a significant issue that accompanies a diagnosis of a brain aneurysm. You should continue to do most activities you are used to, including exercise but with gradual warmup. Please refer to the brain aneurysm center for women at www.Chicagoaneurysm.Com for additional helpful information that might be of interest to you. ...Read more

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What types of physical therapy might be used for a stroke patient?

To be determinated: It depends the class of stroke , the territories affected and the lesions observed. ...Read more

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Is there a new diagnosis of cerebral palsy with global developmental delay and mental retardation?

Is there a  new diagnosis of cerebral palsy with global developmental delay and mental retardation?

Just new terminology: The conditions you describe have been known for many decades. Europe has had specific centers dedicated to spastics for many years. There have been special clinics developed in the us for children with special needs - most due to conditions such as mental retardation and cerebral palsy. We are now using words that are less threatening such as global developmental delay and mrcp. ...Read more

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Spastic cerebral palsy, what will be the treatment?

Botox: Agree with dr lotfi.In addition, some severe cases improve with Botox injections to relive the tightness, allowing more flexibility. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Cerebral Palsy (Definition)

Refers to a group of disorders characterized by motor and postural dysfunction. These disorders are non progressive, meaning that the motor problems do not ...Read more