The Importance of Early Treatment

  • E. Koeng
Part of the Topics in the Neurosciences book series (TNSC, volume 6)


Early treatment starts before abnormal movement patterns are fully established, i.e. during the first year of life; the more severe the case, the earlier it is necessary to commence treatment. We than have a better chance to train normal movement patterns and to prevent the development and fixation of abnormal movement patterns. Without early treatment the baby experiences mostly abnormal movement patterns, uses these for his activities and learns to sit, walk and use his hands in an abnormal way.


Cerebral Palsy Handicapped Child Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy Child Active Sensorimotor 
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