Cerebral Palsy

We support clients and their families as little or as much as they need us to, from helping with personal care and household tasks, to helping our clients get around and keep an active social life

Cerebral palsy is a general term for a number of conditions caused by problems in the brain and nervous system, which affect movement and coordination. The symptoms become apparent in the first 3 years of a child’s life and may include muscle stiffness or floppiness, muscle weakness, uncontrolled movements and problems with balance and coordination. The symptoms can affect different parts of the body, and be of various degrees of severity so no two people will be affected in the same way. Some have cerebral palsy so mildly that it’s barely noticeable. Others may be severely affected and need help with many or all aspects of daily life. Many people with cerebral palsy also have other problems, for example seizures (fits) and swallowing difficulties.

 

ICCM’s approach:

  • Dynamic care planning and risk assessment to meet changing needs.  
  • Close liaison with local Multi-Disciplinary Teams
  • Finding unique solutions to communication issues to enable the clients wishes and needs to be heard, and met
  • Use of physiotherapists with expertise in re-enablement, passive limb movement and positioning
  • Specialist training to reflect client specific care needs, e.g. PEG feeding, moving and handling