Treadmill Exercise, Electroacupuncture May Benefit Cerebral Palsy Patients, Study Suggests

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By Patricia Anacia, PHD Via Cerebral Palsy News Today Treadmill training and electroacupuncture (EA) improved behavioral recovery in rats with cerebral palsy (CP), finds a Korean study, “Comparative analysis of the beneficial effects of treadmill training and electroacupuncture in a rat model of neonatal hypoxia-ischemia,” that appeared in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine. In... Read More

Aquatic Movement Therapy Seen to Stimulate Brain Activity and Improve Well-Being of CP Patients

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By Joana Fernandes, PHD Via Cerebral Palsy News Today   Assisted aquatic movement therapy may improve the mental health and stimulate the brains of children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP), according to a new study. The study, “Effects Of Assisted Aquatic Movement And Horseback Riding Therapies On Emotion And Brain Activation In Patients With... Read More

Patient-Centered Care: A Must Have for Our Kids

Patient Care

By Lee Vander Loop CP Family Network Editor When you read the words “Patient-Centered Care,” what comes to your mind? When I first encountered the phrase, I was confused. Shouldn’t all medicine be ‘patient-centered’ since it is about the patient and, if this is new, what was the approach before? CP Research Study Seeks Parents... Read More

10 Years After Lizzy’s Trial: Taking Care of Lizzy For Life—Thanks, Ken Suggs

Birth Injury, Stories

(Looking Back and Moving Forward – continued) By: Lisa Viele The doctor’s attorney asked questions about “studies” and past testing from others and how this case compares. They were hoping for some genetic connection for what happened to Lizzy. I wasn’t impressed and this expert was weak and seemed to hurt their case. The next... Read More

Bullying and Children With Special Needs

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By Amy Kristine Williams To parents, bullying can seem like one of the more baffling aspects of childhood. Why should one child be singled out so unfairly? The truth of the matter is that there’s no real, justifiable reason. Yet, parents need to know how to deal with bullying, as this is something encountered by... Read More

What the ADA Means for People with Cerebral Palsy

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By Emerson Arehart In the United States, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) can play an important role in the lives of people with cerebral palsy (CP). Knowing your rights under the ADA is an important step in making sure CP doesn’t limit you or your child’s potential – especially at school and in the... Read More

10 Years After Lizzy’s Trial: Looking Back and Moving Forward

Birth Injury, Stories

By: Lisa Viele Ten years ago we started our trial. I remember it clearly. Well, most of it. Lizzy was 5. We had moved from Sumter, SC to Myrtle Beach in 2003. My husband Damon was teaching and coaching. Same thing he did in Sumter. A brand new school opened and he was blessed to... Read More

Camp Smiles Gives Kids with Cerebral Palsy New Hope

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By: Anita Howell This isn’t just an article about a new camp, cerebral palsy, or Down syndrome. I pray that it is an article that stirs hope, courage, passion, and faith. A Phone Call When I Needed It The other day, as I dashed in and out of the rain and darted up the stairs,... Read More

Justice for Jordan: A Mother’s Story

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By: Nicole Carter I’m now a single mom with three kids. Jordan is my youngest. I gave birth to Jordan in a Tennessee hospital in 2005, and that day changed my life. Since I have diabetes, I was going to a specialty clinic for high-risk mothers and having the non-stress test done twice a week.... Read More

Electrical Muscle Stimulation Treatments for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Treatments

By John Lehman Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) refers to a group of treatments that make use of electrical current to stimulate nerve endings, with the aim of reverting damage to the patient’s nervous system. Children suffering from cerebral palsy often have issues with movement and muscle spasticity, and EMS has proven to be effective at... Read More

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