Cerebral palsy is a condition which affects movement, posture and co-ordination and results from impairment to the immature brain. The condition can occur before, during or after birth, but depending upon severity may not become obvious until early childhood. Retention of primitive reflexes and under-development of postural reflexes are symptomatic of Cerebral Palsy, reflecting injury to centres involved in the inihibition and tranformation of reflexes in infancy and early childhood.
While it is not possible to repair the injury, it is sometimes possible to improve the functioning of related pathways. Cerebral palsy is a wide-ranging condition and can affect people in many different ways. Whether intervention using reflex stimulation, integration and inhibition exercises will be beneficial is highly individual and will depend on the severity and pattern of symptoms in each individual case.