Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects movement and posture and is considered a common childhood disability. 17 million people worldwide are impacted by CP.
CP is classified into 3 types:
- spastic: most common type; muscles are stiff and tight
- nonspastic/dyskinetic: characterized by involuntary movements
- mixed: combination of types
CP can affect different parts of the body, especially limbs (arms, legs) but also the face, neck and torso. These conditions can be associated with CP and should be treated:
- intellectual disability
- hip displacement
- feeding and swallowing difficulties
- behavior challenges
- bladder incontinence
- sleep difficulties
Our pediatric therapists offer a free phone consult to determine if an evaluation or intervention would be beneficial.