Hyperbaric Therapy-Based Multimode Therapy for Children with Cerebral Palsy
Author: Dr. Arun Mukherjee, MD
Director, UDAAN for the Differently Abled, A-59 Kailash Colony, New Delhi, India
CP is a multifactorial ischemic brain pathology with motor deficiencies, besides variable degrees of cognitive, sensory, communication and visual deficiencies. Based on the data we have gathered so far, we feel that in the medical intervention therapy of CP children receiving intensive Standard Therapy with supplemental Hyperbaric Therapy gives a statistically significant benefit as compared to children receiving only similar Standard Therapy. Also that 1.3 ATA Low pressure Hyperbaric Air Therapy is Statistically Not Inferior to Regular HBOT at 1.5 / 1.75 ATA using 100% oxygen. Further study over the next 2 to 3 years may shed more light on this evidence.