What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by damage or abnormal development to parts of the brain responsible for controlling muscles and movement.  The damage or abnormal growth usually occurs before, during or shortly after birth.  Cerebral palsy is a non-progressive but ever changing condition; children with cerebral palsy will have high, low or fluctuating tone in their muscles depending on the level and extent of damage to their brain.

The Different Types of Cerebral Palsy in Children

  • Hemiplegia - one side of the body is primarily involved.
  • Diplegia - the lower half of the body is primarily involved.
  • Quadriplegia - the entire body is involved.

How Can Brainwave Help?

At Brainwave we see children with all types of cerebral palsy; ranging from the more mild presentation in their movement related problems to the more complex.  As the therapists at our three centres see children from all over the country, and overseas, they have the knowledge and experience to help you and your child.

  • Our qualified therapists have the time to explain your child's condition and their presenting problems.
  • We have the time to fully assess your child through play and work around your daily routine.
  • Your child's assessment and therapy programme shall be tailored to their individual needs and your daily routine as a family.
  • We are your advocate and are always here for support and ongoing care.
  • We provide in depth therapy reports that can be sent to your NHS or private medical professionals, as we believe that working together maximises your child's outcomes and quality of care.

    To find out more about how we can help your child please click here to contact us.