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Cerebral Palsy

Current Steps

Edited by Mintaze Kerem Gunel

Hacettepe University

Nowadays, cerebral palsy (CP) rehabilitation, along with medical and surgical interventions in children with CP, leads to better motor and postural control and can ensure ambulation and functional independence. In achieving these improvements, many modern practices may be used, such as comprehensive multidisciplinary assessment, clinical decision making, multilevel surgery, botulinum toxin applications, robotic ambulation applications, treadmill, and other walking aids to increase the quality and endurance of walking. Trainings are based on neurodevelopmental therapy, muscle training and strength applications, adaptive equipment and orthotics, communication, technological solves, and many others beyond the scope of this book. In the years of clinical and academic experiences, children with cerebral palsy have shown us that the world needs a book to give clinical knowledge to health professionals regarding these important issue. This book is an attempt to fulfill and to give “current steps” about CP. The book is intended for use by physicians, therapists, and allied health professionals who treat/rehabilitate children with CP. We focus on the recent concepts in the treatment of body and structure problems and describe the associated disability, providing suggestions for further reading. All authors presented the most frequently used and accepted treatment methods with scientifically proven efficacy and included references at the end of each chapter.

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Cerebral PalsyCurrent StepsEdited by Mintaze Kerem Gunel

Published: September 21st 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61951

ISBN: 978-953-51-2649-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2648-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7312-0

Copyright year: 2016

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16978 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

9 Dimensions Citations


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1. Definition, Epidemiology, and Etiological Factors of Cerebral Palsy

By Emine Eda Kurt


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2. Assessments and Outcome Measures of Cerebral Palsy

By Ayşe Numanoğlu Akbaş


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3. Current Rehabilitation Methods for Cerebral Palsy

By Nilay Çömük Balcı


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4. ICF‐CY‐Based Physiotherapy Management in Children with Cerebral Palsy

By Özge Çankaya and Kübra Seyhan


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5. Strength Training in People with Cerebral Palsy

By Cemil Özal, Duygu Türker and Duygu Korkem


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6. Orthodontic Treatment in Children with Cerebral Palsy

By María Teresa Abeleira, Mercedes Outumuro, Marcio Diniz, Lucía García-Caballero, Pedro Diz and Jacobo Limeres


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7. Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation of Severe Cerebral Palsy

By Deepak Sharan, Joshua Samuel Rajkumar, Rajarajeshwari Balakrishnan and Amruta Kulkarni


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8. Assistive and Adaptive Technology in Cerebral Palsy

By Alejandro Rafael Garcia Ramirez, Cleiton Eduardo Saturno, Mauro José Conte, Jéferson Fernandes da Silva, Mísia Farhat, Fabiana de Melo Giacomini Garcez Garcez, Ana Carolina Savall and Elaine Carmelita Piucco


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