How is cerebral palsy (CP) treated?
Currently there is no cure for cerebral palsy, but many treatments and therapies available at Children’s Hospital Colorado can improve function and quality of life for kids, teens and young adults with CP.
Treatment and therapies can include:
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Why choose the Cerebral Palsy Program at Children’s Colorado?
At the Cerebral Palsy Program within the Orthopedics Institute, our goal is to maximize function and ensure the best quality of life for children with CP.
Our Cerebral Palsy Program brings together experts from Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Rehabilitation, Physical and Occupational Therapies, Pediatrics, Neurology, Genetics, Nutrition, the Center for Gait and Motion Analysis and Adaptive Recreation for Childhood Health. These specialists work as a team to provide the latest and best treatments to help children live to their fullest potential. And because we understand that every child is different, we tailor individual treatment recommendations for each child and their family.
Nationally-ranked CP care for kids near and far
At Children’s Colorado, we treat approximately 2,000 kids with CP and related conditions. Most of our patients live in Colorado and neighboring states such as Wyoming, Nebraska, New Mexico, Kansas, Utah, Oklahoma and Texas.
Other children come to us from across the United States and around the world. Patients and their families are willing to travel longer distances to benefit from our team approach, comprehensive treatment and excellent care by world-renowned experts in their field.
Caring for our patients as adults
The team at Children’s Colorado is currently researching how cerebral palsy affects the health of adults as they grow and age. Researchers hope to use findings from the Cerebral Palsy Adult Transition Longitudinal Study (CPAT) to support the evolution of care that adults with CP receive.
Children's Colorado also offers an Adaptive Recreation for Childhood Health program for children with Cerebral Palsy and other conditions. Learn how this program can help children with Cerebral Palsy lead a lifetime of healthy leisure and awareness.