Choking on an object or a near-drowning experience can also cause asphyxiation that leads to cerebral palsy. Brain injury during or shortly after birth – Blunt trauma to the infant or toddler brain can cause cerebral palsy. Head injuries may occur during labor or delivery.
The extent to which physical therapy helps depends on the severity and type of each case of cerebral palsy. Children with milder cases of CP may only require some physical therapy to treat their condition. In more severe cases, it may be used alongside other treatments or medications.