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Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus


Hydrocephalus-it is also known as "water in the brain" is a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain. This may cause increased intracranial pressure inside the skull and progressive enlargement of the head,convulsion, tunnel, vision, and mental disability. hydrocephalus can also cause death. The name derives from the greek word uopo-[hydro] "water" and kephalos-head.


PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT FOR HYDROCEPHALUS

Excessive pressure on the brain can result in physical problems in babies or children which may affect their physical development, achievement of milestones, balance, co-ordination or mobility. our team of specialist paesdiatric physiotherapist can provide treatment of a child's physical problems in order to maximize their potential and quality of life. Aims of treatment will vary according to the child's needs and age may include-promoting achievement of physical milestones such as sitting, standing, crawling, maximizing independence in mobility, exercise to improve balance and co-ordination, exercise to stretch or strengthen tight or weak muscles, improving confidence and quality of life, improving tolerance and stamina.