ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT FOR
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a Neurodevelopmental Disorder most commonly occurring as a result of injury to the brain during cerebral development. CP can present either as a global mental and physical dysfunction or as isolated areas of dysfunction in gait, cognition, growth, or sensation. It is the most common motor disability in childhood and can occur at any time during the brain’s development, although most cases occur during the prenatal phase. There are five classifications of Cerebral Palsy.
The Oxford Center approaches Cerebral Palsy recovery from multiple angles. Our therapies focus on both physical recovery as well as neurological recovery.
Learn more about each therapy we utilize below.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is commonly caused by reduced blood flow to the brain before or shortly after birth. HBOT delivers 100% pure oxygen to the body through increased atmospheric pressure, saturating the plasma and oxygenating the entire body. The increased oxygen levels enhance the vascular activity, nerve cell growth, and gross motor function for CP patients. Research studies have also shown a decrease in muscle spasms and sleep disorders. When combined with an intensive therapy program, HBOT can significantly improve function and quality of life for individuals with CP.
Intensive Suit Therapy/Therasuit
The TheraSuit is a soft, breathable, dynamic orthotic consisting of a vest, shorts, knee pads, and specially adapted shoes with hooks and elastic cords that help tell the body how it is supposed to move in space. Combined with our daily intensive program, Suit Therapy can accelerate the development of new motor skills that strengthen muscles and teach the brain and body how to sit, stand, and walk. Suit therapy is an integral part of our treatment plan for Cerebral Palsy.
QEEG & Neurofeedback Therapy (NFB)
A Quantitative EEG shows us electrical activity of the brain. We will be able to see if inflammation is present, if there are any areas of hyper- or hypoactivity, and any areas of disconnect. Using this information, we can focus on the area(s) of the brain most affected and bring those areas back into balance using Neurofeedback Therapy.
Oxford’s industry-leading model of Intensive Physical Therapy combines conventional and non-conventional techniques to facilitate rehabilitation. Our approach focuses on retraining the body and brain from a neurological standpoint compared to the traditional muscular approach. Therapy sessions are one-on-one and last three hours. These long therapy periods allow our therapists to focus on your specific needs without interruption.
At The Oxford Center, our Occupational Therapy program provides techniques and strategies for children and adults to acquire life skills. It focuses on sensory-motor, social, emotional and cognitive functions. Our therapy model customizes programs based on your level and situation. With our synergistic approach, we work closely with other team members to maximize outcomes.
Speech is the communication building block for lifelong learning.
At The Oxford Center, our speech therapists provide techniques and strategies for children and adults to communicate more effectively.
The seven main areas targeted in therapy include articulation, language, cognition, voice, fluency, swallowing, and aural rehab. These areas can improve sound and word formation, stuttering, communication strategies, language understanding, and other symptoms or conditions associated with speaking and communicating.
Research Studies & Supporting Research
- HBOT in the Management of Cerebral Palsy
- Intensive rehabilitation combined with HB02 therapy in children with cerebral palsy: A controlled longitudinal study
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Cerebral Palsy- Where to Now?
- How and why hyperbaric oxygen therapy can bring new hope for children suffering from cerebral palsy – An editorial perspective
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is Safe and Effective for the Treatment of Sleep Disorders in Children with Cerebral Palsy
- Effect of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Speech Production in Children with Cerebral Palsy
- Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy in the Treatment of Cerebral Palsy: A Review and Comparison to Currently Accepted Therapies
- Molecular and Therapeutic Aspects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Neurological Conditions
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