Once a child suffers a birth injury that results in cerebral palsy, he or she will often require various types of treatment for the rest of his or her life. There are several different types of treatments that are used, depending on the severity of the child's cerebral palsy.
Treatments include such things as physical therapy, surgery, pain management, devices and equipment and medication. Physical therapy is often used for the child's entire life, beginning as soon as possible after the child's birth. The goal of physical therapy is to help the child become as mobile as he or she can possibly become, and the particular types of physical therapies used may change according to treatment needs.