Not everyone who has cerebral palsy requires treatment. Many people work, play and go to school without needing intervention. For some people, however, the clinical features of cerebral palsy, such as spasticity or contracture, impair function and limit daily activities. An individually designed treatment program can make life easier and improve function.
Patients at the Center’s interdisciplinary clinic receive a comprehensive evaluation by an experienced team. In setting treatment goals, ability is emphasized over disability. Patients and their families are an integral part of the decision-making process and treatments are tailored to meet the individual patient’s goals and needs. Treatment options may be generally categorized as newer or traditional.