Cerebral Palsy describes a disability caused by damage to those parts of the brain that control muscles, movement and posture. It usually occurs during pregnancy, around the time of birth or within the first 3 years.
It occurs in around 2 in every 1000 live births making it the most common physical disability in childhood. Cerebral Palsy is not one but many conditions depending on where the damage took place in the brain. Put simply, it can make ordinary activities that most of us take for granted difficult to do. These can include walking, talking and can affect fine motor skills such as holding a pencil.
However, the specialist treatment that the Bobath Centre can provide will support your child to reach their full potential. It will help them to be independent, stay healthy and allow them to participate in life.
If you are new to cerebral palsy some of the terminology may be unfamiliar. We will try to give a plain English explanation where possible and you can also use the Glossary.
If you are still unclear, please Make an Enquiry and a member of our team will be happy to help.