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Hi, my name is Dougy6536 I was wondering the benefits of additional pyhsio

Dougy6536 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 2022 in Cerebral palsy
Hi all, I hope you're well.

My son was diagnosed with bilateral spastic diplegia cerebral palsy he is currently 3 years old. He requires to wear boots and attends 1 physio session every couple of months. They have said he is doing good but that's not excellent. 

Although the physio is fantastic I believe one session isn't enough and that additional sessions would help and give him the opportunity to get the best not only from the care but from himself.

Has anyone gone down the route of additional sessions and if it benefited?

 As I am separated from his mother she is in reciept of DLA, I have stressed the importance of using this money towards his care. She has pushed back on the idea and said she doesn't believe he needs physio until he is much older.

 I have read a book written by a lady called lilly Collinson a mother who had a son diagnosed with the same condition 'bilateral spastic diplegia cerebral palsy' its a fantastic book and explains in length in lay terms so that parents or people with the condition understand it. She stresses the importance of early intervention, that is why I am writing this today. To hear from parents, individuals who have gone down the route of extra sessions.

Thank you for reading my post and I look forward to hearing from you. 

Kind regards



  • Dougy6536
    Dougy6536 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you @Teddybear12 I will take a look now.

  • Alex_Scope
    Alex_Scope Posts: 7,562 Scope online community team
    Hello @Dougy6536 and welcome to the forum, thanks for your query. Just to let you know, I've moved your post over into our Cerebral Palsy category to help make it easier for our members to share their thoughts. 

    I have cerebral palsy myself, which mostly impacts my right side. I can't recall whether I had physio as such from the age of 3, but I did have physio sessions in primary school, things like stretches and such. At the time I wasn't really aware that it was probably a structured programme for me!

    I hope that's helpful, and if anything else comes up, don't hesitate to ask :)

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