Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a collective term given to a group of non-progressive motor conditions that cause physical disability in development, affecting movement. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the motor control centres in the developing brain, during pregnancy, childbirth or shortly after birth. The level of neurological involvement can be variable depending on where the damage has occurred and the degree of damage.

Common symptoms include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle spasms and spasticity
  • Difficulties with everyday activities
  • Reduced balance and risk of falling
  • Fatigue
  • Pain

How we can help

Our experienced and fully-trained physiotherapists can help with the management of brain injury, including:

  • Stretches
  • Postural management
  • Exercise programmes
  • Pain management
  • Spasticity management
  • Working with relatives and carers to advise and educate
  • Access appropriate equipment
  • Liaison with other services as appropriate

All enquiries please call 01695 574317 or make an Online Enquiry