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Focuses on repetition of movement – involving progressive resistance exercises and developmental skills to train and retrain
the brain, allowing movement to become both normalized and automatic.

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What Happens After Cerebral Palsy Therapy?

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Revivo’s main goal is to provide Intensive Therapy for individuals suffering from various neurological disorders and injuries, such as
Cerebral Palsy, Brain Injury or Post Stroke condition.

Have you ever wondered what would happen to your child once you are out of the early intervention program? Early intervention services may be pivotal but your child will require a lot of help in terms of rehabilitation and various therapies in order to be able to live their life to the fullest. The reason for the scarcity of information in this field is that not many parents are able to recognize and accept that their children need support after the early intervention stage. Here are a few things that you need to know about how to help your child once they are out of the early intervention phase of cerebral palsy therapy.

What is outpatient rehabilitation?

This is the care that is required to help your child get adjusted and lead an independent life later in the future. During outpatient rehabilitation, your child will be evaluated and offered a therapy that is tailored to their specific needs. A common situation here would be the difficulty in speech. This means that a common component of outpatient rehabilitation would be speech therapy. However, your therapists will be working directly with your child. This means that they will be customizing any required therapies to the specific needs of your child. The idea here is to help your baby with whatever challenges they are facing, and speech therapy is considered a good place to start.

So when can you start?

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This usually depends on you and your child. For most parents, having just completed the earlier intervention would mean that they need some time to just rest and stay away from doctors. Well, you may have a justification for taking this route. However, the more you delay the therapies the harder it may become for your child to actually respond to them. This means that you will have delayed the child’s progress. Another common cause for delaying outpatient rehabilitation is insurance.

Currently, however, most health care service providers in this field are able to help with your insurance challenges. This means that you should start as early as possible. You can take a week or two, or even a month after the early intervention, but do not keep your baby away for too long.

How long would this take?

The truth here is that there is no answer for this here. While your therapist may be able to approximate how much time your child will need, it is often dependent on how much progress your child makes during the therapies. This means that outpatient rehabilitation generally takes as long as your child will need depending on the set outcomes. The therapist, however needs to set the right outcomes depending on the challenge that they would like to address with the therapy and the child’s specific situation.

Trying to go beyond the expectations is also a good determinant since sometimes your therapist needs to be sure that they have done their best with your child. Patience and understanding will be of much help for you here. Give the therapists the time that they need to work with your child provided you agree on the set outcomes. Also, be sure to have an open communication with the therapist since you need to know what they are doing if you are to offer the required support in the process.

Most parents complain about accessing the required support services after they are through with the early intervention phase of cerebral palsy therapy. The main problem is in not knowing what to expect or look for in terms of outpatient rehabilitation. Once you find the right relevant health care service provider, you should be able to settle all your fears and concerns by asking all the right questions and trusting that they will give you their best efforts in caring for you and your child.

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    My experience with Revivo has been very positive and elating. My family and I have noticed vast improvement in Zain and his ability to do normal day to day activities. I still remember the day I was told that Zain suffers from a neurological disorder called Cerebral Palsy and a very limited list of things he will be able to do on his own. He wasn’t able to control the involutary movements of his hands, or lift his head on his own or be able to sit without any support. Thanks to the TheraSuit therapy at Revivo, some of that has changed.

    Sadaf Mahmood, mother of Zain, 5 y.o. Read All
    I was very impressed with my son Thomas’ 3 week intensive block of suit therapy at Revivo Centre this summer. Being new and curious, I was eager to see how Thomas would respond to the input provided by the therapeutic suit and what if any freedom of movement it would provide. Because Thomas lacks the ability to balance and has further difficulty from excessive muscle tone in his legs, he cannot stand independently or walk - both require manual manipulation for safety and coordination.

    Linda Canning, mother of Thomas 9 y.o. Read All
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    A Novel, Highly Effective Approach to the Treatment of CP Patients MEET Thomas, a nine-year-old patient with Stage 5 cerebral palsy. According to Thomas’ mother, he lacks the ability to balance and has further difficulty from excessive muscle tone in his legs, and he cannot stand or walk independently – both require manual manipulation for safety and coordination. Read all
    The Importance of Strengthening The concept of strength development for cerebral palsy (CP) has recently become very popular. The idea of intensive therapy to treat patients with CP is supported by research. However, many professionals suffer from a lack of basic knowledge about strengthening physiology, strength training, adaptation to exercises, etc. Read all