About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

This information is provided to help people with cerebral palsy and their families make decisions about suitable interventions. It has been developed using the best research evidence combined with the expertise of clinicians and people with cerebral palsy and their families.

Assessments are used to understand the types and severity of cerebral palsy, to assist with planning interventions and to measure the outcomes or effectiveness of interventions and therapies (outcome measures).