Structure of Children with Cerebral Palsy after Scotson
University Health Sciences Department has released a very encouraging
first paper on The Scotson Technique showing that the muscular
skeletal abnormalities of cerebral palsy and other brain
injuries can improve - without walking aids, splints
or muscle relaxants.
Scotson Technique was developed at the charity Advance in East Grinstead by Advance's
Clinical Director Linda Scotson over 10 years of PhD research.
the brain injured child's breathing can be changed and this is
the key to a steady restoration of more normal structure which
always leads to better function.
child with brain injury suffers many different problems which
cannot easily be explained if you only look in the brain. A deep
road block to recovery from the many symptoms of brain
lies with the child's weak breathing; when breathing is improved
the picture changes dramatically.
the children using The Scotson Technique make the same
steady progress. The reasons for the changes are logical and
obvious to parents. The therapy
of very gentle light exercise on the front and back of the child's
trunk. Children just relax and enjoy it. Then just as in the
normally developing baby, changes in the trunk produced by the
increased pressures of the developing respiratory system allow
increasingly normal posture and head, arm and leg movements to
occur spontaneously. At the same time the child gradually develops
clearer speech, better vision, better understanding and better
digestion and elimination.