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Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

You may already know that cerebral palsy affects thousands of newborns across America due to medical malpractice or natural causes. But you may be wondering how you would know if your child may seem healthy but is actually developing cerebral palsy in the first couple years of life. When an infant or child endures brain […]

Newborns and Cerebral Palsy

Every expecting mother worries about the health of their child during pregnancy and there’s nothing more important to the majority of parents than having a healthy baby. However, due to certain circumstances, sometimes beyond our control and other times the result of medical malpractice, babies are born with brain injuries and other health complications that […]

Promising Treatment for Rare Cerebral Palsy Type

Dystonia-choreoathetosis affects approximately 10 percent of all cerebral palsy patients and it is notoriously difficult to treat. However, a new study by French researchers shows promise for treating this form of cerebral palsy. Using what is known as bilateral pallidal deep brain stimulation (BP-DBS), researchers were able to improve motor symptoms in 8 out of […]

Today Show to Feature Story on Robotics for Cerebral Palsy

On Thursday, July 2nd, the Today Show will feature a story on the robotics research being conducted to improve the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy. For the segment, the show visited the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the Blythedale Children’s Hospital. The show will specifically focus on how robots can be used […]

Mental Health and the Cerebral Palsy Child

Nearly 14 percent of children in America have some kind of special health care needs, including those who are affected by cerebral palsy. Though it is not often talked about, kids with cerebral palsy symptoms and other special needs sometimes suffer from mental health problems in addition to their physical impairments. Early intervention can reduce […]

Honda Introduces Mobility Devices

In April, Honda introduced two walking devices designed to assist people with weakened leg muscles and other mobility challenges. Though the devices are still in the testing phase, they seem to hold promise for individuals whose mobility is impaired by cerebral palsy symptoms. The Stride Management Assist and the Bodyweight Support Assist are both lightweight, […]

Improving Cerebral Palsy Symptoms with Lokomat Therapy

Intensive locomotion therapy is a relatively new area of research in treating cerebral palsy symptoms in children, and clinical studies involving the Pediatric Lokomat® have so far shown positive results.   What is the Pediatric Lokomat?   The Pediatric Lokomat is essentially a robotic treadmill training device. Unlike manual treadmill training that requires the assistance […]

Summer is the Perfect Time for Aquatic Therapy

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to think about aquatic therapy. There are many benefits to aquatic therapy for people of all ages and abilities, but it is particularly beneficial for helping children manage their cerebral palsy symptoms in a fun and active way. What is Aquatic Therapy? Essentially, aquatic […]