Cerebral palsy is the most common motor disability in children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s more common among boys than girls and occurs in all racial and socioeconomic groups. It can affect your child’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. It also can cause problems with vision, hearing, speech and cognition.
Early intervention and rehabilitative therapies can have a positive impact on your child’s quality of life. Mary Free Bed Kids provides comprehensive rehabilitation and loving encouragement to support your child’s healthy development.
Innovative therapies and services are coordinated to meet your child’s unique abilities and needs. Physicians and therapists with specialized training in the treatment of cerebral palsy direct a proactive plan that promotes movement, self-care and communication skills.
We’ll work with you and your child to develop goals and treatment. Goals may include:
Your child will be cared for by a multidisciplinary team led by a a pediatric physiatrist (a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation). Therapists will share activities and techniques you and other caregivers can use to support your child’s progress at home.