Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of a group of permanent movement disorders and are caused by the brain’s inability to control the muscles. The symptoms appear at infancy or in early childhood and symptoms may vary in severity. Children may also have poor coordination, difficulty speaking and poor cognition (thinking and reasoning).
After doing an assessment of the patient and looking over their medical history, most physicians will initiate a regimen of physical therapy.
Occupational therapy at ROBINS PHYSIOCARE encourages rehabilitation by emphasizing activities of daily life. Trained occupational therapists and therapy assistants use everyday tasks (occupations) as therapeutic tools, reinforcing patients’ abilities and helping them develop vital skills. Occupational therapy targets these limitations, enabling patients to fully participate in daily life and achieve individual goals.