The most common neurological condition in children is Cerebral Palsy.
Cerebral Palsy is a movement disorder, caused by damage to the brain before, during or after birth. No two children with cerebral palsy will have the same problems, some will have stiff muscles (hypertonia) and some will have floppy muscles (hypotonia) and for some, a mixture of both. For some children the whole of their body will be affected, for others just one area.
For all children with Cerebral Palsy, whatever their unique presentation, early intervention, including physiotherapy, can help to maximise function. This is best started as early as possible. Physiotherapy can be provided to supplement NHS care routinely or in blocks of sessions during times when the child needs extra help e.g during growth spurts.
More informaiton on Cerebral Palsy can be found on the Scope website
SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy)
For children who are going to have an SDR and are planning their post-operative treatment please contact us for further information. We have experience in treating a variety of children post surgery and can support families going for an SDR operation, supplementing NHS physiotherapy to provide the necessary care packages. We have liased with both St Louis Hospital in America and Bristol in the past and have worked with both protocols for treatment.