Cerebral Palsy is a condition that can cause issues with mobility and movement. There are a number of symptoms that are displayed in children during the first couple of years of their lives that can indicate the condition. These can include:
- Arms and legs appear to be weak
- Movements appear to be jerky and clumsy
- Uncontrolled movements
- Walking on their tiptoes and finding it difficult to place their feet flat on the floor
- Other issues such as difficulty talking, swallowing and learning difficulties.
There are a number of reasons that the condition appears and it can include a bleed on the brain as well as starvation of oxygen during birth. As well as an infection that was picked up by the mother during birth and serious head injuries.
The symptoms that are experienced by the children will remain and will not increase in severity over their lifetime. There are also a number of pieces of equipment that can help them including Walking Aids that you can find from places like www.abilitysuperstore.com/collections/walking-aids. These will help them to maintain their posture and will give them added support when walking. In some cases, the individual may need a wheelchair for use when their leg muscles become fatigued.
Other therapies can also help to strengthen their muscles and include physiotherapy and support from occupational health. In education settings, there are a number of adjustments that can be made to make moving around a school much easier for an individual with cerebral palsy.