There is no one way to treat hemiplegia, and it doesn't have a cure. Children with hemiplegia tend to undergo multi-therapy approach, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy. This section will tell you a bit more about the treatments available.
Physiotherapists work on balance, weightbearing on the affected side, and developing sensitivity in the affected hand.
- Occupational therapy
Occupational therapy uses play, adaptive and work activities to develop children's motor, cognitive, perceptual and self care skills.
Splints, or orthoses, can help to manage walking patterns in children with hemiplegia.
- Orthopaedic surgery
Surgery can correct some of the physical effects of neurological damage, in children with hemiplegia.
- Botulinum Toxin
Botulinum Toxin injections can be used to treat hemiplegia as part of a movement therapy programme.