New Methods of Diagnosis and Therapy of Cerebral Palsy Patients

Despite the development of medicine,the cerebral palsy remains one of the most frequent neurological disorders. Long-term care focused on achieving the patient’s maximum independence is still a challenge for the entire therapeutic team. Therefore, it is understandable that new support opportunities are searched for, which previously made it possible to achieve positive effects in patients with other disorders or were successfully used in training of healthy people.
The selected, new forms of diagnosis and therapy proposed for patients with cerebral palsy reported in literature in the last 5 years are briefly presented.
These include transcranial brain stimulation previously used in patients with mental disorders, vibratory training and video games, which were initially a part of training or stimulation of healthy people as well asfascial and visceral therapy, gaining popularity and suggested also for neurological patients. Moreover, the Medek method is described as a new form of work developed for patients with cerebral palsy.
Analysis of the literature has indicated the pre-positive effects ofthe proposed forms of therapy. The study carried out using the above-mentioned methodsalso included functional assessment of patients. However, the work was preliminary and involved only a few groups of patients, hence the need to conduct a broader study evaluating possible events and adverse effects.

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