Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a Neurodevelopmental Disorder most commonly occurring as a result of injury to the brain during cerebral development. CP can present either as a global mental and physical dysfunction or as isolated areas of dysfunction in gait, cognition, growth, or sensation. It is the most common motor disability in childhood and can occur at any time during the brain’s development, although most cases occur during the prenatal phase. There are five classifications of Cerebral Palsy.
Characteristics of CP
High or low muscle tone
Stiff or rigid body
Lack of head control
Flexible joints and ligaments
Floppiness in the limbs
Poor balance and stability
How Oxford Recovery Center Can Help
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is commonly caused by reduced blood flow to the brain before or shortly after birth. HBOT delivers 100% pure oxygen to the body through increased atmospheric pressure, saturating the plasma and oxygenating the entire body. The increased oxygen levels enhance the vascular activity, nerve cell growth, and gross motor function for CP patients. Research studies have also shown a decrease in muscle spasms and sleep disorders. When combined with an intensive therapy program, HBOT can significantly improve function and quality of life for individuals with CP.
Intensive Suit Therapy/TheraSuit
The TheraSuit is a soft, breathable, dynamic orthotic consisting of a vest, shorts, knee pads, and specially adapted shoes with hooks and elastic cords that help tell the body how it is supposed to move in space. Combined with our daily intensive program, Suit Therapy can accelerate the development of new motor skills that strengthen muscles and teach the brain and body how to sit, stand, and walk.
*Information gathered from the research articles and sources above
Cerebral Palsy Patient Stories
Janna’s Ongoing Cerebral Palsy Journey
Grace’s Progress at Oxford Recovery Center
It’s so nice to have hope again.
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