Celebral Palsy

Why do we address this condition?

Cerebral Palsy is a lifelong condition that affects nearly 10,000 infants per year and requires multiple visits to therapy facilities and treatment centers a year throughout their life. Utilize Health aims to simplify this process by coordinating these patients’ fragmented and complicated paths of care.

Why you should be concerned about this condition?

The CDC has estimated that the lifetime cost to care for an individual with CP is nearly $1 million.

It has been estimated that the combined lifetime costs for all people with CP who were born in 2000 will total $11.5 billion in direct and indirect costs.

Usually receive 30 PT and OT outpatient visits per year and those renew each year. Numbers of sessions are determined by health plan and can vary widely.

Details about this condition

Cerebral Palsy is a term that refers to a group of disorders that can affect the way the body moves, such as muscle control and coordination, as well as balance and posture. Cerebral palsy is due to damage to the developing brain before or at birth. Those born with cerebral palsy will have the disorder for life, however, sometimes symptoms can improve or worsen over time.

TYPES OF CEREBRAL PALSY

Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Athetoid or Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy

Ataxic Cerebral Palsy

COMMON IMPAIRMENTS

Visual

Hearing

Learning

Speech

Intellectual

COMMON TREATMENTS

Acupuncture

Sensory Integration

Medicine or surgery to reduce muscle tightness

Braces (Orthotics)

Intrathecal Baclofen Pump

TYPES OF TREATMENTS

Physical, Occupational and/or Speech Therapy
Aquatic Therapy
Massage Therapy
Hippotherapy
Acupuncture
Sensory Integration
Medicine or Surgery to Reduce Muscle Tightness
Braces (Orthotics)
Intrathecal Baclofen Pump