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.