CEREBRAL PALSY & SDR
Cerebral Palsy is defined as ‘a persistent but not unchanging disorder of posture and movement, caused by damage to the developing nervous system, before or during birth or in the early months of infancy’. (World Commission for Cerebral Palsy, 1988)
People with Cerebral Palsy (CP) suffer from varying levels of spasticity which can create problems with a number of basic functions, patients may often demonstrate weak arms or legs, display involuntary movements, seem too stiff or too floppy, struggle with controlling gait. Patients may also have issues with a range of other problems – such as swallowing difficulties, speaking problems, vision problems and learning disabilities.
It is important to know cerebral palsy is used as an ‘umbrella’ term to describe this group of lifelong symptoms, each individual patient will present their own unique symptoms.
Working with clients affected by Cerebral Palsy (CP), including post Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), we understand the condition presents many challenges, specific and unique to the individual.
Our approach is to work alongside Physiotherapists in prescribing effective training programs, helping to facilitate a greater frequency of sessions at an affordable price.
At RMR we make a promise to all our clients that we will continue to develop our understanding of the condition and the latest techniques in treating patients.
We believe this approach is paramount to the long term success of our clients.
Working alongside physiotherapists and a commitment to developing our knowledge through regular training updates firmly separates what we offer from other members of the fitness industry.
Our aim is to cater not only to the physical abilities of the client but also understand them as an individual, combining the benefits of physiotherapy programs alongside an increased sense of independence and fun through exercise.
We understand treatment of CP and post SDR are ongoing, our goal is to help clients improve both mobility and stability when tackling daily challenges.
We are very proud of the work we do and aim to provide each of our clients with not just improved physical abilities but also build their self-efficacy, increase their confidence and sense of independence.
For more information please feel free to contact us.