Posts in 'In the News'

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

What the ADA Means for People with Cerebral Palsy

Advocacy, In the News, Updates

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

Camp Smiles Gives Kids with Cerebral Palsy New Hope

Advocacy, In the News, Updates

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

Hypotonia – Floppy Infant Syndrome

Associated Conditions, In the News, Updates

By The CP Family Network Children who are born with or develop cerebral palsy may also manifest a condition known as hypotonia, or low muscle tone (the amount of tension or resistance to movement in a muscle). The condition is also known as “Floppy infant syndrome” or “infantile hypotonia”. Individuals with this diagnosis are said... Read More

Physical Therapy Basics, Rights and Cautions

In the News, Treatments and Therapies, Updates

By Lee Vander Loop Some children with cerebral palsy require physical therapy. Some don’t. Once the diagnosis is made, and the type of cerebral palsy is determined, a team of health care professionals will work to identify specific impairments and needs, and then develop an appropriate plan to address the core disabilities that affect the... Read More

Speech Therapy: Vital to Opening a Child’s World

In the News, Treatments and Therapies, Updates

By Lee Vander Loop CP Family Network Editor Years ago, before the invention of augmentive communication devices, children who displayed an inability to communicate were assumed to suffer from severe developmental disabilities and treated as such. Imagine the heartache and frustration of a child with sound cognitive abilities or mild to moderate learning disabilities trapped... Read More

What to Expect From Your Occupational Therapist

In the News, Treatments and Therapies, Updates

By Lee Vander Loop CP Family Network Editor Occupational therapy (OT) and rehabilitation deals primarily with the many muscles responsible for wrist, hand, and finger movements, muscles involved in facial expressions, and tongue movement and swallowing reflexes. Occupational therapists are trained in the rehabilitation of these muscle groups to help patients acquire or improve daily... Read More

It’s Spring: Time to Get Kids with Cerebral Palsy Moving

In the News, Tips for Parents, Updates

By Lee Vander Loop In spring, parents start thinking about recreational activities for their children. The disabilities community is no different. Medical research and personal experience show that people with disabilities benefit greatly when they participate in community recreation programs and settings. Following is information about the importance of physical activity for children and adults... Read More

Psychotherapy for Children Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy

In the News, Treatments and Therapies, Updates

By Drew Dillard The causes of cerebral palsy (CP) are both many and unknown, and no two people diagnosed with CP endure identical situations. However, at one point or another, nearly all people with cerebral palsy will face emotional and psychological challenges regarding the limitations CP has placed upon them. Let’s explore the types of... Read More

Electrical Muscle Stimulation Treatments for Cerebral Palsy

In the News, Treatments and Therapies, Updates

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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