Therapy of a child with Cerebral Palsy from a physiotherapist’s point of view

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Magdalena Pogorzelczyk, Ewa Gajewska

1 (38) 2014 s. 43–47
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Fraza do cytowania: Pogorzelczyk M., Gajewska E. Therapy of a child with Cerebral Palsy from a physiotherapist’s point of view. Polski Przegląd Nauk o Zdrowiu. 2014;1(38):43–47.

Cerebral Palsy is the syndrome where, besides movement disorders, various additional problems occur, such as mental disability, speech, sight and hearing disorders and epilepsy. That is why people with this unit need multidirectional care. Medical staff and therapists should act in an interdisciplinary team, which through setting common goals, consulting the course and progress of treatment as well as individual attitude towards the patient, will allow to increase the efficiency of the therapy. During planning the rehabilitation, besides the main therapy, you can also take into account an adjunctive therapy included in a group of unconventional therapies which will provide other stimuluses and experiences to the child. They especially affect senses stimulation and the perception. These include: zootherapy, which means therapy with participation of animals, like dogotherapy or hippotherapy. They affect the sense of touch, hearing, sight, smell as well as the motility of the child. A special advantage of these activities is a big motivation of a child to exercises. Therapy in water gives positive conditions to standardization of muscle tension and stimulation of receptors in skin. Doman’s therapy through consideration of programs: floor, balance, motor, respiratory, nutrition and stimulation of intelect, has multidirectional impact on the child’s body.

Key words: Cerebral Palsy, unconventional methods, rehabilitation.

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