Cerebral Palsy Therapy Services in El Paso
Pasitos Clinic provides cerebral palsy therapy services to patients in the El Paso area.
Cerebral palsy is known as a disorder of movement, affecting muscle tone and posture. This disorder occurs when the developing brain is damaged, often before birth. Early signs of the disorder may appear during a child’s infancy. Signs such as impaired movement, variations in muscle tone, or issues with walking may all point towards cerebral palsy. Children with cerebral palsy can benefit greatly from physical therapy services. Physical therapy promotes a healthy, manageable life for the patient by maximizing the child’s independence. Not only do cerebral palsy therapy services correct the child’s physical disabilities, therapy also boosts the social and emotional aspects of the child’s life.
Physical Therapy is the First Step Towards Treating Cerebral Palsy
If your child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy, the Pasitos Clinic staff will evaluate the situation and offer a variety of cerebral palsy therapy services to improve your child’s wellbeing. Therapy can improve the child’s strength, mobility, posture, balance, and flexibility. Every child is unique and their particular issues relating to movement must be evaluated and assessed before therapy can begin. Once the child’s particular issues have been evaluated, the cerebral palsy therapy services will commence. Physical therapy often entails strength training exercises, stretches, and muscle relaxing techniques.
Occupational Therapy is the Next Step Towards Treating Cerebral Palsy
Through occupational therapy, the child’s gross motor skills will be improved. Through occupational therapy, the child will be able to accomplish tasks by writing or picking up small objects. After assessing the child’s needs, the Pasitos Clinic will create a treatment plan that will specifically treat the issues the child is facing. Treatment often entails exercises related to positioning, reaching, grasping, and releasing. Occupational therapy involves playful activities in order to keep the child entertained and motivated. The goal of occupational therapy is to help the child perform gross motor skills without any issues. Gross motor skills are skills are that use the entire body and involve performing everyday activities such as standing and walking, running and jumping, and sitting. They also include eye-hand coordination such as throwing, catching, kicking a ball, as well as riding a bike.
Additional Cerebral Palsy Therapy Services
Physical and occupational therapy services are the first and most important steps to take when it comes to treating cerebral palsy. However, there are additional therapy services available. Through our evaluation services, the Pasitos Clinic team will be able to determine exactly what your child requires to live a happy, manageable life. Therapy services such as speech therapy may be necessary for certain children with cerebral palsy. If you’re uncertain about the exact services your child requires, we can help. Simply contact our team or come in and we’ll answer any questions you may have.