Posts in 'Treatments and Therapies'

Learning with Music can Change Brain Structure

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Via: Neuroscience News Source: University of Edinburgh Using musical cues to learn a physical task significantly develops an important part of the brain, according to a new study. People who practiced a basic movement task to music showed increased structural connectivity between the regions of the brain that process sound and control movement. The findings... Read More

A Progressive Running Program for Kids with Cerebral Palsy

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Via: The National Library of Medicine A 12-year-old boy with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, Gross Motor Function Classification System level II, participated in a 20-week running program. The 6-minute walk test and the 88-item and 66-item versions of the Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM) were administered at baseline and program completion. After completion of the... Read More

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

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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 of... Read More

Kinesiology Tape is Helping Children with Cerebral Palsy

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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

Diagnostic Radiation Exposure Safe for Children, Experts State

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Via the Society of Nuclear Medicine In an article published in the June 2017 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers assert that exposure to medical imaging radiation not only doesn’t increase an adult person’s risk of getting cancer, it doesn’t increase a child’s risk. According to the authors, the long-held belief that even... Read More

Biodex Includes Music Therapy in Its Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation Treadmill

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Daniela Semedo, PHD Biodex Medical Systems has developed the first movement rehabilitation treadmill for cerebral palsy that includes a music therapy component. The Gait Trainer 3 offers both audio and visual feedback that patients with CP and other movement disorders can use to adjust their walking patterns. It assesses step length, speed and symmetry, or... Read More

Study: The Family Dog Could Help Boost Physical Activity for Kids with Disabilities

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Michelle Klampe Via Oregon State University The family dog could serve as a partner and ally in efforts to help children with disabilities incorporate more physical activity into their daily lives, a new study from Oregon State University indicates. In a case study of one 10-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and his family’s dog, researchers... 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 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 Cerebral Palsy,” was published in The... Read More

Serious Video Games May Improve Touch, Hand Sensitivity in CP Children

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Joana Fernandes, PHD Children with cerebral palsy (CP) may improve their touch and hand sensitivity by playing “serious video games,” according to a small study. More studies are necessary, however, to confirm this finding. The study is part of a PhD project conducted by David Hobbs from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. Most treatments for... Read More

Stem Cell Transplants Can Restore Cerebral Palsy Patients’ Movement, Study Reports

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By Alice Melao Via Cerebral Palsy News Today Transplanting stem cells from bone marrow to the spinal canal, where they can reach the cerebrospinal fluid, improves cerebral palsy patients’ movement, a Phase 2 clinical trial indicates. The study, “Outcomes of autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells for cerebral palsy: an open label uncontrolled clinical trial,” was... Read More