Adult Cerebral Palsy

Adult Cerebral Palsy is a developmental disorder of the brain. It can cause varying degrees of weakness or tightness that can affect the ability of the person affected to use their arms, legs or body. Many young adults begin to notice deterioration in their abilities due to a change in lifestyle and the lack of specialist support at this time. Specialist physiotherapy can help re-establish good routines and improve abilities. Foot drop is a common symptom and can be managed with either an Ankle-Foot orthosis (AFO) or Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES).

 

For more information see:
www.scope.org.uk
www.nhs.uk/conditions/cerebral-palsy