Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Spastic cerebral palsy is one of the four cerebral palsy types. The word spastic is a medical condition which is manifested in muscle rigidness. Majority of the persons with cerebral palsy have spastic condition.
The classification is based on the area of the brain damaged.
This condition is further classified by the region of the body affected and this include:
• hemiplegia: This affects one side of a body. It could be the left side or right side of the body.
• diplegia: The lower parts of the body are affected more than the upper parts of the body.
• quadriplegia: Whole body is affected; all limbs affected equally.
It is important to understand the four classifications of cerebral palsy in relation to the condition of your child. In my case, my daughter Christabel can be termed to have mixed CP.
All the four types of CP affect the motor development of the brain and most children do not walk properly or they are unable to walk.
However, I would like to say it is moderate because she is able to cope with some the daily activities. Moreover, she is not any medication. I understand some children with this condition are on regular medication.
The uncontrolled movements in a child with cerebral palsy are stabilised or controlled by regular exercises. So it is important your child gets involved in regular exercises, at least it works for me. After the exercises, the child is calm and stable.
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