Treatments and Therapies for Cerebral Palsy

Medical Therapies for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition, but there are many treatments and therapies available to help minimize the effects of this disability. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy may be useful to many people with cerebral palsy and other birth injury-related disabilities. The following are treatments and therapies that may be useful for individuals specifically with cerebral palsy:

Physical, occupational, and speech therapy are especially important, as these therapies can help children develop their physical, occupational and language-related skills under the supervision of trained medical professionals. For a complete list of existing treatments and therapies for spastic cerebral palsy, please see this page.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Cerebral Palsy

Many parents of children with cerebral palsy may also be interested in ‘alternative’ therapies for their children. The efficacy of many such therapies has not been proven; the information on this page is provided merely as a resource.

For more information on alternative therapies for cerebral palsy, please see our summary page on complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) for cerebral palsy.


This page is intended solely as an educational tool for parents. It is not intended as – and should not be mistaken for – medical advice. If you have any medical concerns about your child’s health, treatment, or therapy – please seek medical attention immediately.