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Cerebral Palsy - Treatment

Priorities     [Back To Top] 

Patient priorities are

  1. Communication 

  2. Activities of daily living 

  3. Mobility in the environment 

  4. Walking

Objectives     [Back To Top] 

  • Maintain straight spine and level pelvis

  • Maintain located, mobile, painless hips 

  • Maintain mobile knees for sitting and bracing for transfer

  • Maintain plantigrade feet 

  • Provide appropriate adaptive equipment, incl. Wheelchairs 

  • Recognise and treat medical problems

  • Strategy

    • 0-3 yrs - physiotherapy 

    • 4-6 yrs - surgery 

    • 7-18 yrs - schooling and psychosocial development 

    • 18 yrs + - work, residence and marriage. 

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