Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a developmental disorder of the brain. It can cause a huge range of symptoms including varying degrees of muscle weakness or tightness that can affect the ability of the person affected to use their arms, legs or body.

We now have paediatric services available in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perthshire and Aberdeen. Our adult services cover all locations.

The transition from children’s to adult services in the NHS can be a challenging time, with many experiencing a significant reduciton in the level of therapy available. 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. We commonly assist people at this stage to  help re-establish good routines and improve abilities through exercise, posture, and use of rehabilitation technologies. For clients who are walking, foot drop is a common symptom and can be managed with either an Ankle-Foot orthosis (AFO) or Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). For those relying on a wheelchair for mobilty, we might more commonly focus on good postural exercises, arm stretches and conditioning, and functional hand activities where possible.

To discuss your particular issues, please give us a call.

 

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