Hand function improving in patients with cerebral palsy

Anna Lewandowska, Dorota Ratuszek-Sadowska, Monika Kuczma, Waldemar Kuczma, Jarosław Hoffman, Wojciech Hagner


The hand is an organ of our body that fulfills a lot of different functions. Through efficiently functioning upper limbs, we experience and learn, communicate with the world, and gain independence. In the cerebral palsy, the role of the therapist is to properly plan
the hand therapy process, it requires him to have a good knowledge of what MPD is, which
is associated with movement symptoms and coexisting disorders that affect the child's abnormal development. The physiotherapist must properly assess the child's functional level, anticipate and plan therapy so that the child reaches its maximum development potential.
This is not an easy task because virtually every child with cerebral palsy is different, other are its movement limitations, accompanying symptoms and the environment in which
he is brought up.


cerebral palsy; MPD; hand function; hand therapy; rehabilitation

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