Physiotherapy for Botox in Cerebral Palsy
Physiotherapy treatment after Botox injections
Botox (Botulinum Toxin-A) is a medication which is used in children with Cerebral Palsy and other conditions where there is increased muscle tone. Hypertonia or spasticity causes muscle shortening and contracture (tight joints). This is particularly problematic in children who are growing. Botox is given via injection into muscles to reduce spasticity and dystonia. The effects of botox are temporary but allow stretching, strengthening of opposing muscle groups and better positioning and mobility.
Physiotherapy has an important role after botox. Your Physiotherapist will advise the types of exercises and activities that you can do after botox. These will be individually tailored to your needs.