cerebral palsy massachusetts

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affects a person’s ability to maintain balance, steady movement, and posture. Neurologists can diagnose, treat, and provide continued care for children with cerebral palsy. At Children’s Brain Institute, a neurologist identifies whether a child’s brain sends the appropriate signals to the body and areas of brain damage. Neurologists examine the child’s posture, motor function, speech, muscle tone, strength, senses, reflexes, and coordination to determine CP.

CP Treatments

Clinicians at Children’s Brain Center have vast experience in treating the broad-spectrum of cerebral palsy. We treat children with minor effects of CP to those with complex medical issues.


No cure can make CP go away completely, but there are ways to help a child with cerebral palsy do their best. A variety of therapies are employed to treat CP. Physical and occupational therapy, medications, and assistive devices such as braces can help a child reach their best potential.

Compassionate, Coordinated Care To Patients At All Ages

Treatment Depends On Severity

There are several different types of CP treatment depending on how acute the symptoms are and which parts of the body are affected. Treatments differs from person to person, depending on each child’s needs. Even though a child’s brain damage cannot be reversed, early treatments may help to improve their musculoskeletal system and nervous system. 


After a thorough exam and a series of tests to diagnose and rule out other possible causes for symptoms, a long-term treatment option is proposed. Cranial ultrasound, MRI, and Electroencephalogram (EEG) are technologies used to aid us in revealing areas of abnormal development or brain damage. An action care plan will likely include physical and other therapies, drugs, and sometimes surgery.


Our Fast Access Neurology (FAN) Service ensures a clinic visit with an expert pediatric neurologist within 24 to 72 hours after referral or initial contact with the Children's Brain Institute. Dr. Eksioglu believes "each child with neurological, neurocognitive, and neuropsychiatric disorders deserves immediate attention and care to provide an opportunity to reach optimum brain function and capacity and prevent developmental delays.

emerging therapies

Personal Care To Fit Your Child's Needs

There are new and emerging therapies for CP. Stem cell therapy is a newer treatment for cerebral palsy. New medical devices are demonstrating their effectiveness. Devices are available that stimulate specific nerve circuits in the spine, suppressing those causing muscles to be spastic. Another critical and emerging treatment for cerebral palsy is called deep brain stimulation, and it helps with dystonia, the involuntary twisting and repetitive movements that often characterize the condition. Botox, a toxin that can be used to paralyze and relaxes hypertonic muscles, is another therapy. Botox is used on hypertonic muscles. Hypertonic muscles are common in cerebral palsy.

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Accepted Health Insurance Types

Various health insurance types are accepted, including Medicare and most HMO and PPO insurance.

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