Cerebral Palsy is a broad diagnosis which is given to children with brain injury. Cerebral Palsy covers a group of no progressive, but often changing, motor impairment syndromes secondary to lesions or anomalies of the brain arising in the early stages of development. Problems may occur in utero, perinatal, or postnatal. Infections, traumatic brain injury, near-drowning and strokes in children suffering from neurological problems come under the heading of cerebral palsy.
Children that are treated with Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may exhibit the following results:
- reduction of spasticity
- an improvement in gross and fine motor function
- improvement in mobility
- improvement in cognition
- increase in language
- improved vision
- discontinuance of a feeding tube
- reduction or discontinuance of anti- convulsive medication was frequently accomplished.