Whole Body Vibration Therapy Increases Bone Strength

In the News, Treatments and Therapies

Although few therapies have proven successful at increasing bone and muscle strength among people with cerebral palsy, one promising approach is WBVT. Read More

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Shown to Impact Walking Patterns

In the News, Medical Research

In a step towards improving rehabilitation for patients with walking impairments, researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that non-invasive stimulation of the cerebellum, an area of the brain known to be essential in adaptive learning, helped healthy individuals learn a new walking pattern more rapidly. The findings suggest that cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may be a valuable therapy tool to aid people relearning how to walk following a stroke or other brain injury. Read More

Cerebral Palsy Parent: Childhood Osteoporosis

Patient Care

Although most often associated with aging, osteoporosis is a common complication of cerebral palsy, beginning in childhood. Although there is no cure, there are ways to prevent or minimize the effects of osteoporosis, or even improve bone health. The first important step in minimizing the effects of osteoporosis is diagnosis. Children with limited range of... Read More

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