Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy Occupational Therapy, Cerebral Palsy OT, Occupational Therapy for Cerebral Palsy
Individuals diagnosed with disorders like cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy lead a difficult life than others do. They have to constantly be dependent either on their support or on their parents.
Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy can steal the child from basic fun activities and cause despair. But people diagnosed with the said syndromes are special, not because they have special needs but because they see the world in a different way and still love it.
These individuals have to face additional barriers every day and have difficulty even performing simple everyday activities. But to aid such people to go on with their lives without being dependent on another person, there are treatments for it.
But before we delve into treatments, lets talk briefly about Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy;
Understanding Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy
First of all, both cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy are disorders related to the brain. But they aren’t identical and are different with little similarities.
Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic disorder that is caused because of the absence of a gene coding for the protein dystrophin. This particular protein is very important and is responsible for the functioning of muscles. The absence of this protein, therefore, results in weakening and ultimately, dysfunctioning of different muscles of the body, which is basically Muscular Dystrophy.