Traditional CP Treatments
While newer treatments are available to reduce the spasticity associated with cerebral palsy, traditional treatments remain the appropriate intervention to correct bony deformities and lengthen tendons and muscles. Physical and occupational therapy are important components of early intervention, helping the child achieve and maintain functional independence in mobility and self-care. Therapy is important at any age to increase mobility, improve endurance or maintain gains achieved following an intervention. Braces (AFOs) and upper extremity splints provide stability and improve function. Crutches, walkers and wheelchairs allow for independent mobility.