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Principles of Treatment
Principles of treatment

The most important thing to know and understand about treating children with CP is that each child needs his own programme and no one child is the same as another. It is not possible to say, ‘This child has diplegia, therefore this set of exercises is what he needs.’ This is because one child with diplegia will function in a different way to any other. Also, the way to make changes to one child's abnormal tone and postural patterns, to meet his needs and deal with his problems, may be different to the way that works with another child. The same is true for all the different kinds of CP. That is what makes treating these children such a challenge.

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