Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most common developmental disabilities. CP is a bracket term given for a set of neurological conditions characterized by disorders of movement and posture, but often accompanied by additional impairments and secondary health conditions. 

Physiotherapists, as ‘recognised movement experts’, play a key role within Cerebral Palsy management. Our main aim is to minimize the impact of their physical impairments and help achieve a client’s potential of physical independence by improving movement and function. 

Neurological conditions can result in the loss of movement, sensation, coordination, and balance, and so have a devastating impact on the lives of the client, family and friends. Speech, memory, cognition, and behaviour can also be affected. Therefore, it is important that neurological physiotherapists work in close partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team, including speech and language therapists, occupational therapist, dieticians, behaviour practitioners, nurses, and doctors.

Our neuro-physiotherapist will provide a comprehensive assessment to identify needs related to the impairments, then develop a comprehensive treatment plan in collaboration with you and relevant care providers. This plan will be tailored to the client and goal focused with the aim of maximising your potential and improving quality of life.

Interventions include but are not limited to improving:

  • Gross motor skills
  • Upper limb and hand use
  • Management of the motor deficits
  • Spasticity and contracture management
  • Pain management
  • Positioning in sitting, standing
  • Functional mobility, walking with or without assistive devices and orthoses, wheelchair use
  • Manual handling and transfers

At NeuroABLE we are committed to working within the scope of a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and will collaborate with all professionals providing you care to ensure you have the most appropriate interventions to ‘enable your potential’ and the greatest probability of achieving your goals. If you have any questions, feel free to ring our clinic.