pt needs no tx as only minimal interference with normal ADLs or amb
What is considered moderate severity?
needs specialized tx, is inadequate in self care, amb or ADLs
braces such as ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) and self help devices are required
What is considered severe severity?
needs tx to such a degree that the prognosis for improvement/function is very poor
may need specialized w/c for positioning-normally w/c bound
What are the 4 stages of tx?
school age and adolescence
What are some therapy goals and treatments used?
suppress abnormal reflex activity by training inhibitory function of the nervous system and thus improve the pattern of posture and mvmt. practicing postural control within socially an cognitively appropriate functional tasks
stimulate and train the sensory nervous system in proprioception-sensorimotor development
maintain full ROM at all joints
facilitate or inhibit tone
developmental activities and play
train perception such as body image, spatial appreciation, and size/shape recognition