Mild Cerebal Palsy and ADHD
Can a First Step Therapy programme help young children with mild Cerebal Palsy and ADHD?
Thank you for your question. Cerebral Palsy and ADHD can indeed benefit from the programme. With mild Cerebral Palsy we look to strengthen and improve the muscle power of the affected limbs and at the same time minimise weakness or the effects of spasticity, by carrying out specific targeted exercises to achieve the desired effect.
With ADHD we use techniques such as spinal stimulation to improve cerebrospinal fluid flow to the brain. This has a positive effect on mood by balancing the mental state of the patient (upwards for global delay patients and downwards for ADHD and Autistic patients). These techniques can produce an improvement in learning abilities and also have a calming effect on the patient. Other improvements include improved sleep and improved social skills.
In order to determine the best approach for your child, please contact us using the Contact Us form on the menu bar on the left.
The First Step Therapy Team
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