Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term for damage to the immature and developing brain that can affect movement, muscle tone and muscle strength. Damage to the brain can occur whilst the baby remains in utero or at any time up until the age of two years old. As a result of this, the symptoms and function of each child or adult can vary significantly.
In many cases, the exact cause of cerebral palsy is not clear. But common causes of the condition include:
Cerebral Palsy affects around 1 in 400 children in the UK. There is currently no cure, however, there is a wide range of treatments that enable people living with cerebral palsy to be as active and independent as possible.
Just as the cause of cerebral palsy varies greatly, so do the symptoms. Some people may only have minor symptoms that are easily manageable. Whereas others may have life-altering symptoms leaving them severely disabled.
Common symptoms of cerebral palsy include:
Although cerebral palsy is a non-progressive disorder which means the symptoms of each person should not change. We know that in people with CP the added energy expenditure and strains on the body over a person’s lifetime may lead to new issues in adulthood.
Although the condition can limit an individual’s activities and independence throughout their life, there is a wide range of amazing treatments available that can greatly improve their quality of life.
Here at VIM Health, we offer a range of cutting-edge treatments for people living with neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy.
Our wide range of treatment programmes includes the use of innovative rehabilitation technology and VR, which is used alongside traditional therapies led by a multi-dispensary team of experts. Examples of the services used to treat the symptoms of cerebral palsy at VIM Health include:
Each individual will receive a tailormade treatment programme designed to meet their specific needs and help them achieve their goals. If you would like to find out more about our treatments for cerebral palsy, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.