Treatment For Cerebral Palsy in Tacoma & Federal Way

Cerebral Palsy is a group of disorders that affect the brain and nervous system functions. Cerebral palsy is caused by injury or abnormalities in the brain, while the brain is still developing, with symptoms appearing as early as three months up to age two.

There are several different types of cerebral palsy, the most common being spastic cerebral palsy.


Prosthetics & Orthotics for Cerebral Palsy Patients

 

  • Preferred-Orthotics-and-Prosthetic-Services-5Muscles that are tight & don't stretch.
  • Joints that are tight & don't open fully.
  • Abnormal gait when walking.
  • Muscle weakness & loss of movement
  • Paralysis
  • Lack moton of hands, arms, feet & legs.
  • Loss of coordination.
  • Learning disabilities.
  • Speech, hearing & vision problems.
  • Eating and digestive problems.

 

Although there is no cure for cerebral palsy, treatments are applied to help patients maintain independence in their lives and care. Orthopedic treatments for patients with cerebral palsy is utilized to prevent joint and bone injuries. Orthotics can be used to both stretch the muscles or inhibit mobility in patients with cerebral palsy.

Orthotic treatment can begin in very young children with cerebral palsy. Preferred O & P Services provides orthotic care for patients with cerebral palsy to increase mobility and independence for the patient.