Treatment Options

Treatment Options

There is no standard therapy that works for every type and every person with CP.

Many factors should be considered when putting together a treatment plan. Once a CP diagnosis is made and the type of CP is determined, a team of health care professionals will work to develop a treatment plan to meet your goals. This will likely change over time through various ages and stages of life and may include a variety of approaches. One, or several different types of treatment, may be recommended depending on severity and what parts of the body are affected. Remember to ask questions of your clinicians and providers regarding why they are recommending a specific treatment and what to expect as a result. 

Remember to ask questions of your clinicians and providers regarding why they are recommending a specific treatment and what to expect as a result. 

Contributors
Dr. David Roye, MD
Medical Director, Cerebral Palsy Foundation & Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center, Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. Hank Chambers, MD
Rady’s Children’s Hospital & Health Center Children’s Specialists Orthopedic Center
Dr. Heakyung Kim, MD
A. David Gurewitsch Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. Joshua E. Hyman, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC, Associate Director, Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center
Dr. Lisa Thornton, MD
Division Chief for Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Sidra Hospital in Doha, Qatar.​​​​​​​