Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by damage or abnormal development in the parts of the brain that control movement. Though it affects nervous system functions such as learning, hearing, seeing and thinking, it primarily disturbs body movement and muscle coordination. Supportive treatment options can help improve a child’s daily functioning. Physical therapy (PT) is one of the most influential treatments.
The office of The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center has a solid reputation for providing high-quality care and compassionate service. We are an excellent one-stop solution for the physical therapy needs for people of all ages. We are the resource for the best in modern physical therapy.
CP affects about four out of every 1,000 infants born in the US. A child with CP usually starts therapeutic care in his (or her) first few years of life or shortly after being diagnosed.
A PT is an expert in helping patients improve or regain movement, whether it’s for chronic pain, from disease or as part of rehabilitation following a stroke, accident or sports injury. For those with CP, a PT will improve their quality of life through hands-on care, patient education and prescribed movements. PT fosters independence by helping people with CP improve and control their bodily actions so they can be as independent as possible as they perform daily tasks.
Many people with CP suffer from respiratory issues. By implementing strength and flexibility exercises, heat treatment and massages, PT gets their bodies moving, which improves lung function and overall health.
Physical therapists also can help patients and their families acquire equipment that will improve the patients’ lives. PT helps improve motor skills and can prevent movement problems from getting progressively worse. Even better, people with CP can benefit from PT during all the stages of their lives.
The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center focuses on compassionate and superior care in the improvement and restoration of your movements. We will answer all of your questions and explain the alternatives that would benefit you the most. For more information about our many services, please contact us today.