Some therapies used to treat people with
cerebral palsy are controversial and may even be
harmful. Talk with your doctor before starting any type of therapy.
Listed below are some examples of alternative therapies
sometimes used by people who have cerebral palsy.
Liptak GS (2005). Complementary and alternative
therapies for cerebral palsy. Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Reviews, 11(2): 156–163.
Johnston MV (2007). Cerebral palsy section of
Encephalopathies. In RM Kliegman et al., eds., Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 18th ed., pp. 2494–2496. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.
September 20, 2012
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.