Let me tell you a little about my self. When I was 9 months old, and starting to crawl, my mom saw that there was something wrong with me, I was only crawling with one hand. So she then called the doctor, it was a Specialist. The specialist told my mom that I needed to go get a MRI. That’s when I found out I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Ever since then I have been going to Physical Therapy.
I am going to be explaining to the class what the mark is and how I accomplished from being there. I remember when I was there I had a lot of fun. Theses pictures are in front of my uncles house when I graduated from the mark.
I am going to explain to the class how many people attend physical therapy from the year 2003-2006 this graph explains it from gender.This is just the percentage of how many people do therapy
This means that a physical therapist will help a patient with their treatmentThe second quote means when people go the therapy they usually go when they are diagnosis with a disability or a diseasePhysical therapy has often been called because the long road back from injury or disease begins with physical therapy treatments to relieve pain and restore function
Provides treatments to individuals to develop movement and function throughout life You might wonder why anyone would need help moving. the goal is to make daily tasks and activities easier.Physical therapy is a good place to go when you are hurt or disabled. Many people love going there,When I went there I had tons of fun, I loved it Physical therapist are formerly called physiotherapists, are health care specialist who restore mobility, to prevent permanent disability for the patient
strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, posture, muscle performance, respiration, and motor function; ability to be independent and reintegrate into the community or workplace after injury or illness; describing a treatment strategy, its purpose, and its anticipated outcome;
Treat them from all ages, who have medical problems, injury, or disabledpromote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.who know a lot about how the body moves and how to improve movement. A person might go to one physical therapy session or many sessions over months or years. When you go to therapy, a physical therapist will be there to help you get better, they are there help you get through the process of recovery When I get older I want to become a physical therapist
that indicates the level of optimum improvement that might be attained. Provide interventions based on the outcomes desired. Evaluate the successof those interventions and modify treatment as may be necessary to effect the desired outcome. (including health promotion) programs.
by making clinical judgments based on the data gathered during the examination. by organizing evaluation results into defined clusters, syndromes, or categories to help determine appropriate intervention strategies.
During a visit, a physical therapist may:measure the child's flexibility and strengthanalyze the way the child walks and runs (a child's gait)
identify potential and existing problemsconsult with other medical, psychiatric, and school personnel about an individual education planprovide instructions for home exercise programsrecommend when returning to sports is safe
During WWI the first physical therapy training programs were put together. The new trainees joined together with those who had experience in treating the victims. Mary McMillan is known as the first American physical therapist. By 1930 the association had 1,000 members. Men also had begun to join the organization, which changed it name to the American Physiotherapy Association
In Canada the professional PT organization is called the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. It has 9,000 members. Overall there are 13,000 licensed PTs in Canada and 13 universities.
Although they work in conjunction with them. Physical therapist do not prescribe medicine, and do not perform surgery. They are hands-on methods which include exercise, massage, mobilization, and the use of physical agents such as heat, cold, water, and electricity. They are designed to reduce pain and improve an individual’s ability to function in his or her world.
This graph shows on average how much money physical therapist make, and since how long they have been there. I am going to explain to the class how much physical therapy and for how long they have been there. The longer you have been a physical therapist the more money you make. It all depends on how long you been there, and how long you want to be there.In 2002, there were around 137,000 physical therapy jobs in the U.S.; however, there were more jobs than the number of physical therapists in practice since therapists often have multiple jobs.Hospitals and various health practitioners provide over 60% of physical therapy jobs. Other therapists work in doctors’ offices, nursing care facilities, home healthcare services, and in outpatient care. In private practices, self-employed therapists contract services as well as see their own patients. Conducting research or teaching is another job option for physical therapists.
When I went physical therapy I went because I had cerebral palsy. It was the main reason I wentI went to therapy year summer since I was 5 grade to help he get stronger on the left side of my bodyI also went to physical therapy for lower back problems, which is caused by muscle spasm, I went because I fractured my right arm when I went hiking. I also went because I have carpools tunnelTheses are the main reason to why to go to therapy.
More than 90% of these problems can be managed successfully by carefully following a supervised rehabilitation program which includes hands-on treatment techniques, exercise and prevention education.
--Willis Radabaugh, 48, of Ohio who received his GED, the equivalent of a high school diploma, decades after he was banned from regular high school because he has cerebral palsy (Jan 25)
Lack of muscle controlCerebral Palsy is not caused by problems with the muscles or nerves, but rather with the brain’s ability to adequately control the body.Let me tell you a little about my self. When I was 9 months old, and starting to crawl, my mom saw that there was something wrong with me, I was only crawling with one hand. So she then called the doctor, it was a Specialist. The specialist told my mom that I needed to go get a MRI. That’s when I found out I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Ever since then I have been going to Physical Therapy.
Controls muscle tone and motor activity. It appears early in life usually in the childhood.Infants with Cerebral palsy are slow at rolling over , sitting, crawling, and walking
Every simple movement with kids with cp make it difficult
Their ability to express their intelligence may be limited by difficulties in communicating. All children with cerebral palsy, regardless of intelligence level, are able to improve their abilities substantially with appropriate interventions. Most children with cerebral palsy require significant medical and physical care, including physical, occupational, and speech/swallowing therapy
Symptoms are usually seen before a child is 2 years old, and sometimes begin as early as 3 months. Parents may notice that their child is delayed in reaching, and in developmental stages such as sitting, rolling, crawling, or walking.There are several different types of cerebral palsy Symptoms of spastic cerebral palsy, the most common type, include:Muscles that are very tight and do not stretch. They may tighten up even more over time.Abnormal walk arms tucked in toward the sides, knees crossed or touching, legs make "scissors" movements, walk on the toesJoints are tight and do not open up all the way (called joint contracture)Muscle weakness or loss of movement in a group of muscles The symptoms may affect one arm or leg, one side of the body, both legs, or both arms and legs
Your child’s leg and hip muscles are tight, and his legs cross at the knees, making it difficult to walk. This kind of movement is frequently referred to as “scissoring.”Only one side of your child’s body is stiff. Her arms or hands might be more affected than her legs. On the affected side, her arm and leg may not develop normally. She may also require leg braces.The severest of the three, spastic quadriplegia means that your child is more likely to have mental retardation if diagnosed as quadriplegia. His legs, arms, and body are affected. It will be difficult for him to walk and talk, and he may also experience seizures.if your child is diagnosed with congenital Cerebral Palsy, be aware that this is not a “type” of palsy, but rather it is a term meaning “birth defect.” In other words, your child’s doctor is saying that he developed Cerebral Palsy during development. It is not a condition that your child inherited from you or your husband or partner. And it is not caused by a medical error.If your child does not “fit” into one of the above diagnoses, your doctor will consider him “mixed.” This is quite commonUnlike with other types of CP, you will notice that your baby has muscle control problems early in life. Her head seems floppy, and she will not be able to control it when sitting up. Her motor skills will be developmentally delayed.This is the least diagnosed type of Cerebral Palsy. Your child will have trouble tying his shoes, buttoning his shirt, cutting with scissors, and doing other tasks that require fine motor skills. He might walk with his feet farther apart than normal and have trouble with his balance and coordination. Your child may also suffer from “intention tremors,” a shaking that begins with a voluntary movement. For example, your child may reach for a toy, and then his hand and arm will start to shake. As he gets closer to the toy, the tremor worsens.Athetoiddyskinetic is the second most frequently diagnosed type of Cerebral Palsy. Your child will have normal intelligence, but her body will be totally affected by muscle problems. Her muscle tone can be weak or tight, and she might have trouble walking, sitting, or speaking clearly. She may also have trouble controlling her facial muscles and therefore drool.
These are the causes for Cerebral palsy. There are so many people in this world today who have Cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy is condition, sometimes thought of as a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking.Cerebral palsy is caused by injuries or abnormalities of the brain. Most of these problems occur as the baby grows in the womb, but they can happen at any time during the first 2 years of life, while the baby's brain is still developing.
in many cases, the exact cause of the brain damage is never known.At one time, problems during birth, usually inadequate oxygen, were blamed for cerebral palsy.
Many different therapies are available, most under the supervision of a medical specialist or other allied professional. Not all of these therapies are right for every person with cerebral palsy. The therapy regimen for a specific individual with cerebral palsy should be tailored to meet the needs of that individual
(sometimes called a physiatrist).Physical therapy involves stretching, physical exercises, and other activities that develop muscle strength, flexibility, and control. The goal is to maximize function and minimize disabling contractures. The focus is on developing specific skills such as holding the head up, sitting unsupported, or walking. Braces, splints, and casts may be used to help reach these goals.
Physical therapy is one of the most important aspects of cerebral palsy therapy. The referral to the physical therapist is often the first referral made in a cerebral palsied child’s treatment and is usually started soon after a diagnosis of cerebral palsy is made. Physical therapy consists of activities and education to improve flexibility, strength, mobility, and function. A physical therapist also designs, modifies, and orders adaptive equipment. Physical therapy may be carried out in clinics, hospitals, and schools -- and through a home exercise program. Physical therapy will not be successful without an ongoing daily home program.
physical therapists help children with cerebral palsyThey may help children with cerebral palsyPhysical therapists will also work on fun skills such as Physical therapy usually begins in the first few years of life, or soon after the diagnosis of cerebral palsy is made. These therapists use specific sets of exercises to work toward the prevention of musculoskeletal complications. An example of this is preventing the weakening or deterioration of muscles that can result from lack of use. Also, physical therapy will help avoid contractures, in which muscles become fixed in a rigid, abnormal position. Physical therapy will help prevent musculoskeletal problems, as well as helping your child perform common everyday activities.
Physical therapy usually begins in the first few years of life, or soon after the diagnosis of cerebral palsy is made. These therapists use specific sets of exercises to work toward the prevention of musculoskeletal complications. An example of this is preventing the weakening or deterioration of muscles that can result from lack of use. Also, physical therapy will help avoid contractures, in which muscles become fixed in a rigid, abnormal position. Physical therapy will help prevent musculoskeletal problems, as well as helping your child perform common everyday activities.
Studies have shown that at least 5,000 infants and toddlers and 1,200–1,500 preschoolers are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each yearThe number of people affected by cerebral palsy has increased over time. This may be because more and more premature infants are surviving. In the United States, about 2-3 children per 1000 have cerebral palsy. As many as 1,000,000 people of all ages are affected. Cerebral palsy affects both sexes and all ethnic and socioeconomic groups.
Normally, the brain tells the rest of the body exactly what to do and when to do it. But because CP affects the brain, depending on what part of the brain is affected, a kid might not be able to walk, talk, eat, or play the way most kids do.it really depends on how much of the brain is affected and which parts of the body that section of the brain controls. If both arms and both legs are affected, a kid might need to use a wheelchair. If only the legs are affected, a kid might walk in an unsteady way or have to wear braces or use crutches. If the part of the brain that controls speech is affected, a kid with CP might have trouble talking clearly. Another kid with CP might not be able to speak at all.
In this procedure, a few specific nerves are cut at their roots where they branch off the spinal cord. In certain individuals with cerebral palsy, this works very well to reduce spasticity and improve the ability to sit, stand, and walk.The muscle relaxant drug baclofen can be very helpful in reducing spasticity in some people with cerebral palsy, but it works best when it is given continuously. A tiny pump can be placed in the abdominal wall to deliver a continuous dose to the spastic muscles of the limbs. to a part of the brain that controls muscle tone and movement may improve rigidity, athetosis, and tremor. to an arm can restore muscle balance, release contractures, and stabilize joints. This can improve placement of the hand in space and the important ability to grasp, release, and pinch. such as hip dislocation and scoliosis can be corrected with surgerycan be corrected with a number of surgical procedures, including tenotomy, a tendon-lengthening procedure
Approximately half are moderately impaired to the extent that complete independence is unlikely but function is satisfactory. Of the 75% of children with cerebral palsy who are eventually able to walk, many rely on assistive equipment. The ability to sit unsupported may be a good predictor of whether a child will walk. Many children who can sit unsupported by age 2 years eventually will be able to walk, while those who cannot sit unsupported by age 4 years probably will not walk. These children will use wheelchairs to move around.
Generally, this includes living as much as possible in the mainstream of their society and culture. People with CP tend to be happiest and most productive when they can go to school with, live with, and work with their peers. The exact schedule of visits is determined by the severity of the child’s condition and his or her response to treatment. A multidisciplinary CP clinic allows for frequent and complete care with the minimum of inconvenience
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Physical Therapy with Special Needs Children <br />By: Lindsey Smith <br />
Thesis<br />When a person is hurt or disabled, there is no place better than physical therapy to mend his or her disability or injury. The disability, cerebral palsy, is one reason for one to seek therapy. <br />
All About Me<br />This is me when they first found out I had Cerebral Palsy. My left hand is different from my right. <br />I have Cerebral Palsy on the left side of my body <br />
All About Me (cont’d) <br />This is when my mom took me to a place called “the Mark” in Norristown<br />And I graduated<br />
Class activity </li></li></ul><li>Quick Facts for School <br />School subjects <br />Biology<br />Chemistry <br />Skills<br />Helping<br />Teaching<br />Education level <br />Master’s degree <br />Salary Range<br />$30,000 to $100,000 <br />Certification of licensing <br />Required <br />(Ferguson’s 131)<br />
Average People <br />On average, this is how many people go to physical therapy <br />(http://www.bls.gov/spotlight/2008/sports/images/figure06.gif)<br />
What does Physical therapy mean?<br />Physical therapy means <br />“treatment with physical agents” (Krumhansl 1)<br /> In early days therapy meant<br />“the diagnosis and treatment of disabilities and diseases by the use of physical agents”(Krumhansl 2)<br />“ the cornerstone of rehabilitation”(krumhansl 2)<br />(Krumhansl 1,2)<br />
Outlook<br />According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, Physical Therapy is:<br />“Physical demanding. Therapists stoop, knead, crouch, and stand for long periods. Physical therapist move heavy equipment and lift patients or help them turn, stand, or walk.”<br />(Krumhansl 4)<br />
What is Physical Therapy? <br />a health care profession<br />a type of medical treatment that helps a person move his or her body. <br />helps people who have been injured or who have a physical disability such as cerebral palsy<br />(Ferguson’s 131-132)<br />
A Day in a Physical Therapist's Life:<br />On a typical day, a physical therapist will: <br />examine patients' medical histories; <br />test and measure the patients<br />determine patients'<br />develop treatment plans<br />http://www.physicaltherapy.com/pt_defined.php<br />
Physical Method <br />Strength-How much weight the muscle can lift<br />Endurance-How long a person can keep doing an activity <br />Flexibility-What the range of movement possible<br />Coordination- How well all of the parts work together<br />Balance- How steady a person is.<br />(Hawkins 12)<br />
Physical Therapist <br /> diagnose and treat individuals<br />examine each individual<br /> health professionals <br /> treat people as young as infants/newborns and as old as great-grandparents<br />teaches the person exercises <br />This therapy can strengthen weak muscles.<br />(Krumhansl 5)<br />
As a patient<br />Determine a prognosis<br />Terminate interventions when benefit has been attained<br />Provide prevention and wellness<br />Provide services to consult, screen, and educate <br />(http://www.physicaltherapy.com/pt_defined.php)<br />
As a patient (cont’d)<br />Examination to include performing tests and measures. <br />Perform evaluations<br />Establish a diagnosis <br />(http://www.physicaltherapy.com/pt_defined.php)<br />
Physical therapists might guide kids through:<br />developmental activities such as crawling and walking<br />weightlifting to build strength around an injury<br />flexibility exercises to increase range of motion<br />balance and coordination activities<br />adaptive play<br />(http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/ill/phys_therapy.html#)<br />
Physical therapists might guide kids through (cont’d):<br />aquatic (water) therapy<br />safety and prevention programs<br />instruction on how to avoid injuries<br />improving circulation around injuries by using heat, cold, exercise, electrical stimulation, massage, and ultrasound<br />(http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/ill/phys_therapy.html#)<br />
History <br />Modern-day profession of physical therapy is the product of war and epidemic disease <br />Not enough doctors to care for all the wounded soldiers and victims at the start of the 20th century <br />A professional association was organized in 1921 <br />It has expanded beyond hospitals<br />(Ferguson’s 131, 132)<br />(Hawkins 2,3,4)<br />
Today’s History <br />The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has 75,000 members<br />There are 200 University Programs for PTs<br />There are 120,000 Licensed PTs<br />Including members and non-members of the APTA <br />(Hawkins 3,4)<br />
Choosing a Career <br />Physical therapists work one-on-one<br />It is a commitment to help people<br /> regain<br /> improve<br /> maintain their ability to move <br />They are not Physicians<br />(Hawkins 4,5 )<br />
Employment<br />Physical therapists held about 185,500 jobs in 2008<br />About 60 percent of Physical Therapists worked in hospitals or in offices of other health practitioners<br />(http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos080.htm)<br />
How much do Physical therapist make?<br />On average this is how much they make<br />(http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Physical_Therapist_%28PT%29/Salary)<br />
Where do PTs work?<br />Physical therapists may practice in hospitals, clinics, private offices, private homes, or schools.<br />(http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos080.htm)<br />
Benefits of Physical Therapy<br />Sports Related Injuries<br />Chronic Diseases such as Arthritis <br />Surgery Issues<br />Balance or Mobility Problems<br />Sprains and Muscle Injuries<br />Lower back Problems <br />Cerebral Palsy <br />(http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/brain/cerebral_palsy.html)<br />
One main reason to go to Therapy <br />Joint pain and dysfunction are among the most common medical problems in the world. <br />(http://www.physicaltherapy.com/about_pt.php)<br />
"I want to prove that handicapped people are not dumb or stupid, like some people think we are." <br />http://www.disabilityworld.org/01-02_01/resources/quotes.htm<br />
Application<br />For my application I had an event called the Physical therapy Obstacle course<br />The obstacle course was with the disabled kids through out the high school, middle school, and elementary schools<br />I organized the whole thing with help from Mr. Taylor-storm, Mrs. Cambollo, Mrs. Egan, and Mr. Armenio <br />
Cerebral Palsy <br />Most common physical disability in children<br />Group of chronic movement or posture disorders<br />“Cerebral” refers to the brain<br />“Palsy” refers to a physical disorder<br />(http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/brain/cerebral_palsy.html#)<br />
Overview of CP<br />CP is an umbrella term for a group of disorders affecting<br />Body movement<br />Balance<br />Posture <br />http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cerebral_palsy/article_em.htm#Cerebral%20Palsy%20Overview<br />
CP <br />CP is caused by abnormal development or damage in one or more parts of the brain<br />Infants with CP are usually slow <br />http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cerebral_palsy/article_em.htm#Cerebral%20Palsy%20Overview<br />
Individuals with CP <br />Individuals with CP have normal or above average intelligence<br />Their ability to express their intelligence may be limited by difficulties in communicating<br />http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cerebral_palsy/article_em.htm#Cerebral%20Palsy%20Overview<br />
Symptoms<br />Can be very mild or very severe<br />Can only involve one side of the body or both sides<br />Can be more pronounced in either the arms or legs, or involve both the arms and legs<br />The signs of cerebral palsy are usually not noticeable in early infancy but become more obvious as the child’s nervous system matures<br />(http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/brain/cerebral_palsy.html)<br />
Causes<br />About 10 to 20 percent of children who have Cerebral Palsy acquire the disorder after birth<br />look at risk factors<br />the symptoms<br /> the mother’s and child’s medical history, and the onset of the disorder.<br />(http://kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/people/physical_therapy.html)<br />
Cause (cont’d) <br /><ul><li>Damage may occur early in Pregnancy when the brain is just starting to form.
In fact, current thinking is that at least 70-80% of cases of cerebral palsy begin before birth</li></ul>http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cerebral_palsy/page2_em.htm<br />
Treatment <br />There is no cure for cerebral palsy<br />A treatment may work for one child but not for another. <br />The parents and the child’s care team work together to choose only those treatments that offer some benefit to the child.<br />http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cerebral_palsy/page6_em.htm<br />
Medical treatment<br />Rehabilitation: A comprehensive rehabilitation program may include:<br />physical therapy<br /> use of special equipment<br /> spasticity treatment <br />This program is often overseen by a specialist in rehabilitation medicine<br />http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cerebral_palsy/page7_em.htm<br />
Physical Therapy with CP<br />Walking<br />Using a wheelchair<br />Using a walker or braces<br />Standing<br />Climbing stairs<br />Using gross motor skills and balance to kick and throw a ball or ride a bike<br />(http://kidshealth.org/kid/feel_better/people/physical_therapy.html)<br />
Physical Therapy With CP<br />learn better ways to move and balance<br />learn to walk<br />go up and down stairs safely<br />running <br />Kicking <br />throwing<br />learning to ride a bike<br />(http://www.originsofcerebralpalsy.com/05-treatment/04-physicaltheraphy.html)<br />
Physical Therapy with CP<br />one of the most important aspects of cerebral palsy therapy<br />first referral made in a Cerebral Palsied child’s treatment <br />Designs<br /> modifies<br />orders adaptive equipment<br />(http://www.originsofcerebralpalsy.com/05-treatment/04-physicaltheraphy.html)<br />
Children who have CP<br />Approximately 500,000 people in this country have some degree of Cerebral Palsy<br />(Hawkins 3)<br />(http://repairstemcell.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/cerebralpalsy.jpg)<br />
Children with CP<br />Cerebral Palsy is not a disease.<br />It is from damages from parts of the brain.<br />A kid with CP has trouble controlling the muscles of the body.<br /> A kid with CP can have a mild case or a more severe case.<br />(http://kidshealth.org/kid/health_problems/brain/cerebral_palsy.html#)<br />
Surgery <br />Dorsal rhizotomy<br />Implantation of a baclofen pump<br />Stereotactic surgery<br />Reconstructive surgery<br />Skeletal problems <br />Severe spasticity<br />http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cerebral_palsy/page11_em.htm<br />
outlook<br />Approximately 25% of children with cerebral palsy have mild involvement with few or no limitations in walking, self-care, and other activities<br />Only 25% are so severely disabled that they require extensive care and are unable to walk.<br />http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cerebral_palsy/page13_em.htm#Outlook<br />
Follow up<br />the overall goal for ongoing care of individuals with CP is to help them reach their full physical, mental, and emotional potential.<br />Children with CP require regular sessions with their physical, occupational, and speech/language therapists<br />frequent check-ups with their medical and surgical teams..<br />http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cerebral_palsy/page11_em.htm<br />
Conclusion <br /><ul><li>I learned more about Physical therapy
I also learned a lot about my disability</li></ul>My project has changed me because I am going to live my life the way I want to not anybody else <br />
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