Cerebral Palsy Physiotherapy

About 1 in 1,000 babies in the UK who are of normal birth weight have Cerebral Palsy Physiotherapy. For low birth-weight babies (less than 2500 g) the figure is about 1 in 500. The number of cases per year (the incidence) has not changed much over the period of 50 years or so.

The health and care of mothers have improved in this time and some causes of cerebral palsy have decreased. However, more babies are being born prematurely and surviving. A proportion of these will have cerebral palsy. This (together with the cause in most cases not being known) is probably why the number of cases has not changed much over the period of 50 years or so.

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