Athetoid / Dystonic
Problem: Athetoid cerebral palsy occurs because of basal ganglia lesion and presents abnormal involuntary movement. Dystonic cerebral palsy presents as persistent & uncontrollable increase in tone during all activity but disappears during rest.
Management Protocol: It is very difficult to manage athetoid/dystonic cerebral palsy by all means but we can correct many abnormal postures by careful analysis and with the utilisation of newer technique of therapy like Tone Reducing Posture, Muscle Relearning Posture and different yoga postures. With this concept they can have much control on them. With continuous practice these children can also develop some ambulatory capability. Joint mobilization & stretching exercises are not advised in these children.