INTEGRATED REHABILITATIVE THERAPY FOR CEREBRAL PALSY
XUHong Chen (GuangZhou Rehabilitatoin Center For People With Disabilities GuangZhou, China)
126 Children with cerebral palsy were treated with integrated methods of rehabilitation therapy including conductive education, therapeutic exercise, manipulation, occupational therapy traditional Chinese medicine, surgery and orthotic appliances. As a result of this combines treatment for 12 months, the CP children have made progress to varing extent, the rate of improvement being 78.6%. Most favorable results were seen in those children with their family members actively taking part in the training, and also when training was combines with surgery and orthosis (χ2=2.6.62, P<0.01). A better result was also achieved in the children under 3 years of age as compared with the groups above 3 years of age. (χ2=40.42, P<0.01). Education combined with medical rehabilitation is an effective way in the treatment of CP, the earlier, the better.
REHABILITATION OF CEREBRAL PALSY
Seihei Simokobe (Japan Rehabilitation and Carework Promotion Association)
“Rehabiritation is the restration of the handicapped to the fullest physical, mental, social, vocational, and economic usefulness of which he is capable.”
The same, mentioned above is rehabilitation of cerebral palsy. The aims of treatment are the physical development of unlearned automatic function and educational development to the greatest extent possible.
Both of these must be combined to prepare for eventual plasement in life as successfully as possible.
Training and re-education of the motor system are fundamental to establishment of their life. Long continued training contained ADL training is necessary.
On the other hand, with age, weakness-actual lack of strength-may be present in the hypertonic or hypotonic muscle. Then, trainer should take care of such a tendency.