CEREBRAL PALSY PHYSIOTHERAPY EDMONTON
Delivering Comprehensive and Personalized Therapy
for Pediatric and Adult Cerebral Palsy at
In Step Physical Therapy, Edmonton
At In Step Physical Therapy, we provide a broad spectrum of services for individuals living with Cerebral Palsy (CP), a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Our team of dedicated therapists works tirelessly to design and implement personalized treatment plans to help our patients achieve their full potential.
cerebral palsy Physiotherapy Edmonton
Understanding Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition usually caused by brain damage during infancy or early childhood. It can lead to various physical disabilities, from movement and coordination difficulties to muscle stiffness, tremors, and imbalance. Cerebral Palsy affects each individual differently and requires a personalized approach to treatment and management.
Why Choose In Step Physical Therapy Clinic for Cerebral Palsy Care?
- Expert Team: Our team includes physiotherapists, massage therapists, lymphatic massage therapists, personal trainers, psychologists and nutrition practitioners who are experts in their fields, staying up-to-date with the latest research and best practices in Cerebral Palsy care.
- Personalized Care: We understand that each individual with Cerebral Palsy is unique, and we tailor our treatments to meet each patient’s specific needs and goals.
- Comprehensive Services: We offer a wide array of services under one roof, providing convenience and ensuring that all aspects of an individual’s Cerebral Palsy care are coordinated and integrated.
- State-of-the-art Facilities: Our clinic is equipped with modern technology and facilities to provide the highest quality of care. Our neuro-rehab gym has two parallel bars, a low mat and several neuro-rehabilitation enhancing equipment.
- Family-centred Approach: We believe in including the family in the treatment process, offering education and support to help them better understand and manage the condition.
Our Commitment to Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Care
At In Step, we understand that every individual with Cerebral Palsy has unique needs and challenges. Our patient-centred approach ensures that each treatment plan is tailored to the individual’s condition, abilities, and goals. Our objective is to treat symptoms and empower our patients, encouraging independence and enhancing their quality of life.
The step-by-step process in the treatment of Cerebral Palsy at In Step Physical Therapy.
- Assessment: Physiotherapists thoroughly assess the patient's physical abilities, limitations, and needs. This includes assessing muscle tone, strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, posture, and gait.
- Personalized Treatment Planning: A personalized treatment plan focusing on the individual's specific needs and therapeutic goals is created based on the assessment.
- Physical Rehabilitation: The physiotherapist guides patients through various exercises designed to improve muscle strength, flexibility, balance, and motor skills. They also provide strategies to manage spasticity and other muscle-related symptoms.
- Movement and Mobility Training: Physiotherapists work on improving the patient's mobility, helping them learn to move more efficiently and effectively. This may involve gait training, wheelchair training, or other assistive devices.
- Orthotic Management: In collaboration with orthotists, physiotherapists help in the design, fitting, and use of orthotic devices. They also provide training on using these devices to enhance mobility and function.
- Family Education: Educating the patient's family about the nature of Cerebral Palsy, what to expect, and how to assist with exercises and mobility at home. Guidance on handling and positioning the patient to prevent contractures and deformities is also provided.
- Coordination of Care: Physiotherapists collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and physicians, to ensure a comprehensive, coordinated approach to care.
- Regular Monitoring and Progress Evaluation: Regular reviews of the patient's progress, adjustment of the treatment plan as needed, and setting new goals to ensure continuous improvement. Treatment is designed to focus on capabilities, not limitations.
Conditions caused by Cerebral Palsy treated at
We are committed to providing a comprehensive approach to Cerebral Palsy treatment. Addressing the primary condition and its associated issues, thus improving our patient’s overall quality of life.
- Musculoskeletal Problems
- Gait Disorders
- Balance and Coordination Issues
- Difficulty with Fine Motor Skills
- Speech and Swallowing Difficulties
- Respiratory Issues
Various therapy and techniques used to treat Cerebral Palsy at
In Step Physical Therapy
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
NMES involves using electric currents to stimulate the nerves and muscles in the affected area, which can help improve movement and function.
The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS) is a device which delivers mild electrical stimulation to the surface of the tongue to facilitate neural plasticity and promote regaining balance and walking abilities.
Functional Electrical Stimulation
State-of-the-art devices such as Bioness L300 GO and Bioness H200, designed to provide precise stimulation prompting muscles to contract and assist with movement, are used at In Step to better aid patients in regaining mobility and functionality.
- The Bioness L300 Go is a small, wearable cuff-like device placed around the patient's leg to stimulate the nerves, causing muscles to contract and produce movement. It improves mobility, balance, walking speed, and endurance.
- The Bioness H200 is worn like a glove for individuals with hand paralysis caused by neurological conditions. It helps to activate nerves and muscles, aiding in hand movement and function and assisting with tasks such as gripping, releasing, and fine motor skills.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
It depends on the severity and type of cerebral palsy. Children with milder cases may require mild physical therapy to treat their condition. It may be used alongside other treatments or medications in more severe cases.
Cerebral Palsy differs with every individual, so a treatment plan is created after evaluating their capabilities and limitations. This generally consists of various exercises to improve movement and relaxation techniques.