Physical therapy usually begins right after a pediatrician has diagnosed a child with cerebral palsy (CP). Physical therapy is a rehabilitative approach that has been found to significantly improve the lives of many individuals with CP. It involves training to strengthen the muscles, improve balance and flexibility, develop coordination, and promote physical function.
The primary goals of physical therapy treatment among CP patients are to maximize their independence and improve their community involvement by overcoming their physical limitations and focusing on their strengths. This would entail cooperation and constant communication among all the individuals involved: the patient, their parents or caretakers, their pediatricians, and their team of trained and licensed physical therapists.
The financial burden of cerebral palsy treatment can be very taxing and especially troubling for those whose CP has been a result of negligent medical malpractice. If your baby’s CP has been a result of medical malpractice, do not hesitate to take legal action against the parties involved. We at the Driscoll Firm might be able to help you. Call us at (800) 900-7704 for a free assessment of your case today.