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How Physical Therapy Helps with Cerebral Palsy

by The Beasley Firm  |  December 19, 2019  |  

There are various treatments that may be available for children with cerebral palsy. Of course, there are problems that may be experienced regarding the physical abilities of the child, but while the condition is curable, there are resources to help.

One potential option to use is physical therapy, which can help in the first few years of a child’s life and certain exercises the child can do as they continue to grow. It’s imperative you understand the importance of physical therapy and what can be done moving forward.

What Does Physical Therapy Do?

Physical therapy can be used to help train your child’s muscles. Cerebral palsy often impacts muscle tone, either causing the baby to be too floppy or too stiff. Muscle training and exercises can help improve strength or flexibility, as well as overall balance and motor function.

There are other benefits for physical therapy, too, including having certain equipment used for the child, including braces or splints, crutches, and more. Overall, physical therapy works well with occupational therapy to improve head and trunk control, as well as how well the baby can grasp at items and rolls over.

Moving Forward in Life

There are many individuals who grow up with cerebral palsy who go through physical therapy as children. They learn various exercises, including yoga, that can help improve muscle tone and ability for the future. What you need to know, though, is that stopping these exercises can cause the immobility and balance issues to worsen.

At The Beasley Firm, we want to help you get the resources you need to provide your child with as comfortable a life as possible. We guide you through the entire process to help you understand how negligence may have played a role in your child’s cerebral palsy and how you can take legal action.

With our Philadelphia birth injury attorneys on your side, you can feel confident in what comes next. We’ll keep you informed of what to expect and what steps are needed to hold the negligent party fully accountable.

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