What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. Cerebral Palsy refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. It is a permanent life-long condition but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth

Cerebral palsy affects people in different ways and can affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture, and balance.

People who have cerebral palsy may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy, and intellectual impairments.

Cerebral Palsy Treatment In Gurgaon, Delhi,  India


Target walk one of the best places that provide cerebral palsy treatment in Gurgaon (Gurugram) Haryana, India. A variety of treatments can help people who have Cerebral Palsy to make the most of their abilities and physical strength, prevent complications, and improve their quality of life.

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders generally affecting the muscle movement and coordination of the patient. It is a disorder of movement, muscle tone, or posture and is mainly caused by damage occurred to the immature, developing brain, most often before birth. It is one of the most common causes of motor disabilities in childhood. For better improvement, you need to take Cerebral Palsy Physiotherapy in Gurgaon from Target Walk Physiotherapy Clinic Gurgaon.


Specific treatment varies by individual and changes as needed if new issues develop. In general, treatment focuses on ways to maintain or improve a person’s quality of life and overall health.

Regular visits with your pain physician are important for monitoring your child’s condition.

Treatment for Cerebral Palsy includes:

Physiotherapy: Physiotherapy is an important part of managing Cerebral Palsy. It usually starts soon after diagnosis. It may begin earlier, depending on the symptoms. Some people with Cerebral Palsy continue physiotherapy throughout their lives, especially those with severe physical disabilities.

The goals of physiotherapy are to:

  • Foster independence by improving functional mobility
  • Strengthen and encourage the growth of muscles.
  • Improve the ability to move all parts of the body
  • Prevent joints from becoming tight or permanently bent (contracted)

Integrated therapy


Physiotherapy

 

Is designed to encourage the patient to build a strength base for improved gait and volitional movement, together with stretching programs to limit contractures. Many experts believe that life-long physiotherapy is crucial to maintain muscle tone, bone structure, and prevent dislocation of the joints.

 

Occupational therapy

 

helps adults and children maximize their function, adapt to their limitations and live as independently as possible.

 

Speech therapy

 

Helps control the muscles of the mouth and jaw, and helps improve communication. Just as CP can affect the way a person moves their arms and legs, it can also affect the way they move their mouth, face and head. This can make it hard for the person to breathe; talk clearly; and bite, chew, and swallow food. Speech therapy often starts before a child begins school and continues throughout the school years.


Cerebral palsy may be classified into various types:


 Spastic cerebral palsy: Types of Spastic cerebral palsy

  • Hemiplegia - One side of the body either left or right gets affected

  • Diplegia - Lower body extremity affected with little to no upper body spasticity

  • Monoplegia - Single limb affected either upper limb or lower limb

  • Triplegia - Any three limbs affected

  • Quadriplegia - All the four limbs more or less equally affected

This is the most common type of CP, accounting for about 70-80% of cases.

 

 Flaccid cerebral palsy- cerebellum part of the brain is affected. This type of cerebral palsy is accompanied by a decrease in muscle tone, producing flaccidity in the muscles.

 

 Athetoid cerebral palsy- Extrapyramidal part of the brain is affected. The person has uncontrolled movements that are slow and writhing. The movements can affect any part of the body, including the face, mouth and tongue. About 10-20% of cerebral palsy cases are of this type.

 

 Ataxic cerebral palsy- This type affects balance and coordination. Depth perception is usually affected. If the person can walk, the gait is probably unsteady. He or she has difficulty with movements that are quick or require a great deal of control, such as writing. About 5-10% of cases of cerebral palsy are of this type.

 

 Mixed cerebral palsy- This is a mixture of different types of cerebral palsy. A common combination is spastic and athetoid.




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