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Boy having physiotherapy

Treatments

There is no one way to treat hemiplegia, and it doesn't have a cure. Children with hemiplegia tend to undergo multi-therapy approach, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy. This section will tell you a bit more about the treatments available.

  • Physiotherapy Physiotherapists work on balance, weightbearing on the affected side, and developing sensitivity in the affected hand.
  • Occupational therapy
    Occupational therapy uses play, adaptive and work activities to develop children's motor, cognitive, perceptual and self care skills.
  • Ankle & Foot Splints or Orthoses (AFOs)
    Splints, or orthoses, can help to manage walking patterns in children with hemiplegia.
  • Upper Limb Splinting
    Splinting of the arm, shoudler, elbow, wrist or hand.
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    Surgery can correct some of the physical effects of neurological damage, in children with hemiplegia.
  • Botulinum Toxin
    Botulinum Toxin injections can be used to treat hemiplegia as part of a movement therapy programme.

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