Neurodevelopmental Physical Therapy Improves Spasticity, But Not Movement, in Children With CP, Study Reports

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

By Stacy Grieve Via Cerebral Palsy News Today   A physical therapy approach known as neurodevelopmental treatment can improve shaking but not movement in children with cerebral palsy, according to a South Korean study. The study, published in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, was titled “Effect of neurodevelopmental treatment-based physical therapy on the change... Read More

Climbing May Be a Valuable Exercise for Children with Cerebral Palsy, Study Reports

In the News, Patient Care

Via Cerebral Palsy News Today Climbing exercises help children with cerebral palsy function better, according to a study in Denmark. Researchers said climbing strengthens the link between the brain and muscles, increasing children’s ability to perform day-to-day activities. The children used an indoor climbing gym that included boulder climbing and wall climbing courses. The study,... Read More

Camp Smiles – Your Area

Updates

By: Anita Howell Camp Smiles turns 3 this year!!! We are now Camp Smiles – Grand Strand and operate as our own stand alone nonprofit. We have a proven system, community support, and an amazing team of people. Camp Smiles Grand Strand is set to be around for years to come. Now it is time... Read More

Kinesiology Tape is Helping Children with Cerebral Palsy

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

Via PRBuzz & BioSpace When people think of Kinesiology Tape, it’s fair to say that thoughts focus on professional athletes who use this tape to enhance sporting performance, prevent injury and allow them to return to recover faster. However, studies have shown that the applications and benefits of Kinesiology Tape are far more wide reaching... Read More

Electronic Devices Help Non-Verbal Kids Find Their Voice

Assistive Technology, In the News

By Pam Adams Journal Star/TNS Via DisabilityScoop.com Selah isn’t ready to work yet. Carrie Kerr asks, “Do you want a drink?” Selah grabs a bright pink iPad programmed with more than 3,000 words and matching pictures, including a skunk for a fun kid word like “fart.” Pronouns in yellow-colored boxes, adjectives in blue, nouns in... Read More

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

In the News, Medical Research

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

Stories

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, Updates

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, Updates

(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

Tips for Parents, Updates

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

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