Birth Injury:

Physical and Speech Therapy

Many birth injuries require extensive physical therapy. For someone with Cerebral palsy or Erbs palsy, physical therapy is needed to gain a better range of motion in the baby's limbs. Brain damage in infants will also result in the baby needing therapy in the future.

Physical and Speech Therapy are the foundation of cerebral palsy treatment. It should begin soon after diagnosis and be aimed at reducing the deterioration or contracture of muscles. It can also help improve a child’s motor development. 

As children grow, more forms of therapy should be used to help them adapt to the environment around them. Behavioral therapy is very helpful in enabling children with cerebral palsy to function in social settings. Research continues to develop new forms of therapy to help people with cerebral palsy.