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Cerebral Palsy and Physical Therapy

Identifier

023231

Type of spiritual experience

Background

The music is intensely annoying in this video, however, the therapist is helpful and her explanation is useful.

This would work once a week, rather than making it an intensive therapy

A description of the experience

Cerebral Palsy and Physical Therapy

When a child is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, a parent might wonder what's in store for them in terms of therapy.
Which ones should they participate in? What is available? How long various interventions are expected to last?

Noreen Scott is a Physical Therapist and owner of Tender Ones Therapy Services in Dacula, Georgia.
She believes in the power of Physical Therapy when it comes to children with Cerebral Palsy.

"When we work with children with CP, our ultimate goal is for them to be as functional as they can possibly be and as independent. In order to be able to do those skills and be independent, you have to have the building blocks. What those building blocks are...are getting your range of motion through an acceptable amount, being flexible, being strong, having good balance...so that child can stand and walk and be independent on their own and as they grow older," says Noreen.

In the following video report, Noreen explains how Cerebral Palsy affects children, goals associated with Physical Therapy, and how long parents should expect their child to see a Physical Therapist.

The source of the experience

Other ill or disabled person

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Observation contributed by: John Bryant