ⓘ Management of cerebral palsy
Over time, the approach to cerebral palsy management has shifted away from narrow attempts to fix individual physical problems – such as spasticity in a particular limb – to making such treatments part of a larger goal of maximizing the persons independence and community engagement. Much of childhood therapy is aimed at improving gait and walking. Approximately 60% of people with CP are able to walk independently or with aids at adulthood. However, the evidence base for the effectiveness of intervention programs reflecting the philosophy of independence has not yet caught up: effective interventions for body structures and functions have a strong evidence base, but evidence is lacking for effective interventions targeted toward participation, environment, or personal factors. There is also no good evidence to show that an intervention that is effective at the body-specific level will result in an improvement at the activity level, or vice versa. Although such cross-over benefit might happen, not enough high-quality studies have been done to demonstrate it.
Because cerebral palsy has a "different severity and complexity" throughout life, it can be considered a set of conditions for management purposes. Interdisciplinary approach to the management of cerebral palsy recommended, focusing on the "maximization of individual functions, the choice and independence" in accordance with the international classification of functioning, disability and health goal. The team may include a pediatrician, a visiting nurse, social worker, physical therapist, orthotist, speech therapist, an occupational therapist, a teacher, specializing in helping children with visual impairment, educational psychologist, orthopedic surgeon, neurologist and neurosurgeon.
Various forms of therapy for people living with cerebral palsy, as well as educators and parents. Treatment may include one or more of the following: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, water therapy, medications to control seizures, alleviate pain, or relax muscle spasms, for example, benzodiazepines, surgery to correct anatomical abnormalities or release tight muscles, braces and other orthopedic devices, rolling walkers, and communication facilities such as computers with attached voice synthesizers. In the Cochrane review published in 2004, the trend manual on the culture of speech and language therapy for children with cerebral palsy, but noted the necessity of qualitative research. A systematic review of 2013 showed that many of the therapies used for the treatment of cerebral palsy there is no good database of treatments with the best evidence of medication, therapy and surgery selective dorsal rhizotomy.
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