Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
Therapy exercise programs are one of the most widely used treatment resources for children with cerebral palsy.
Since the disability affects movement and muscle control, therapists can help the children function independently and learn to cope with their limitations. The therapists seen will often include physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.
Therapists will work with a child with cerebral palsy to help improve motor skills, communication capabilities and to teach methods of improving functional ability within the limitations imposed by the disability.
Research has shown that there are significant long term benefits for children with cerebral palsy who receive proper physical therapy treatments.
While therapy will not cure the disability, it will improve what the child is able to do and how the child is able to function. There are many resources and facilities across the nation with skilled cerebral palsy therapists who work with both children and the parent
BENEFITS OF CEREBRAL PALSY THERAPY
Therapy will often allow for improvement in movement limitations and muscle development, which assist the child with activities of daily living. Often the parents will be actively involved in therapy and it may be recommended that home therapy exercises be done several times a day for many years.
In addition to physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, other cerebral palsy treatment options which may be recommended include:
CEREBRAL PALSY THERAPY TREATMENT EXPENSES
The costs and medical expenses for cerebral palsy therapy can overwhelm many family’s resources. In addition, to obtain the best results from therapy a large amount of time must be devoted by the family.
In many cases, a child’s cerebral palsy may be caused by a medical mistake which could have been prevented. The financial expense of providing proper treatment should be on the responsible party and their insurance company, not the family.
FREE CLAIM EVALUATION WITH CEREBRAL PALSY ATTORNEYS
The medical malpractice lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate potential cerebral palsy lawsuits for families to obtain benefits for children with cerebral palsy if the disability could have been prevented.
There are different deadlines in each state which could bar the child’s right to obtain cerebral palsy settlement benefits. Request a free consultation and claim evaluation and the cerebral palsy lawyers will review the circumstances surrounding the birth to determine if your child may be entitled to compensation.. There are no fees or expenses unless a recover is obtained.