Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy CP

Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and to maintain balance and posture. The disorders appear in the first few years of life. Usually they do not get worse over time. People with cerebral palsy may have difficulty walking. They may also have trouble with tasks such as writing or using scissors. Some have other medical conditions, including seizure disorders or disorders that can be interpreted as mental impairment. Cerebral palsy happens when the areas of the brain that control movement and posture do not develop correctly or get damaged. Early signs of cerebral palsy usually appear before 3 years of age. Babies with cerebral palsy are often slow to roll over, sit, crawl, smile or walk. Some babies are born with cerebral palsy; others get it after they are born.

There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but treatment can improve the lives of those who have it. Treatment includes medicines, braces, and physical-, occupational- and speech therapy.

 Taken from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cerebralpalsy.html

VAT session to  a person with CP:

VAT is an inner body massage operated by low frequency sound waves that are being transmitted by embedded transducers in furniture (beds, mattresses, lounge, chairs and pillows and other personalized devices)

The mechanism of action of VAT is oscillation of the human nervous system, muscles and skeleton with frequencies that vibrate organs, tissues and cells. VAT combines these resonance frequency programs based on experimentally based effects, evaluated by patient reactions. . Thousands of clinical research hours have taught us how to use these programs to relax, to stimulate, to relieve pain, and reduce spasticity.

VAT sessions usually last 23 minutes. The sensation of a VAT treatment is perceived as being pleasant and smooth.

VAT relaxes people.  It makes people feel recharged and calm. It relieves anxiety.  It decreases spasticity. It increases blood circulation. As muscle tissue looses tension, blood flow improves and pain is eased.

The process is drugless and it can be combined with any other therapy  such as traditional physiotherapy, medical therapy, massage therapy etc.

The movement ("patterning") program should be worked out in co-operation with a physiotherapist.

During the therapy session it is possible to observe that the spasms are reduced. The reduction in spasticity ought to be followed up by a movement program that should be adapted to the individual client.

            After some treatment sessions one generally can expect increased well-being of both physical and mental character. Increased mobility and joint flexibility will be observed as a consequence of the combination therapy.


             Please read the preparations and recommendations for using VAT.

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