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Video Game Designed by Doctoral Student to Help Kids with Cerebral Palsy

Video Game Designed by Doctoral Student to Help Kids with Cerebral Palsy A University of Toronto doctoral student has designed a video game similar to Nintendo’s “Super Mario Bros.” specifically to help children with cerebral palsy during occupational therapy. To make characters perform an action, players must open the palm of their hand, encouraging targeted muscle movements. […]

Boy with Cerebral Palsy Turns Heads as Beetlejuice for Halloween

Boy with Cerebral Palsy Turns Heads as Beetlejuice for Halloween A nine-year-old Illinois boy with cerebral palsy loves getting into the Halloween spirit by dressing up in extravagant costumes every year. This year, he is celebrating Halloween dressed as Beetlejuice.  His parents are always thoughtful in selecting his costumes to accommodate his wheelchair, having dressed […]

Nike Signs First Athlete with Cerebral Palsy

Nike Signs First Athlete with Cerebral Palsy On National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day (October 6, 2018), after a grueling cross-country race, runner Justin Gallegos received the news that he would be the first athlete with cerebral palsy to sign a contract with sportswear giant, Nike. In May of this year, Gallegos, a runner on the club team at […]

Virtual Reality Headsets Aim to Minimize Patient Anxiety in Hospitals

Virtual Reality Headsets Aim to Minimize Patient Anxiety in Hospitals A hospital in Minnesota is providing virtual reality headsets for sick children to use when they receive routine injections. Caretakers believe that offering children views of a sandy beach or a visually-controlled video game through the headsets helps them relax during uncomfortable sessions of injections, […]

Pioneering Cord Blood Clinical Trial for Cerebral Palsy

Pioneering Cord Blood Clinical Trial for Cerebral Palsy According to a recent study at Duke University Medical Center, infusing a child with cells from his or her own umbilical cord can improve brain connectivity and motor function in children with spastic cerebral palsy.  The researchers noted improvements in motor function one year after the infusion […]

Hippotherapy Simulator Designed as Therapy Equipment for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Hippotherapy Simulator Designed as Therapy Equipment for Children with Cerebral Palsy Hippotherapy, the use of horseback riding as a therapeutic or rehabilitative treatment, has been prescribed to improve coordination, balance, and strength in individuals with conditions such as cerebral palsy. However, access to equestrian centers is limited, and costs are not always covered by insurance, […]

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

What Is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder caused by a brain injury. It is often caused by a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain. People with the condition may have problems with motor coordination, sensation, posture, and communication. Cerebral palsy can result from serious birth trauma or medical negligence […]

Celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day

Celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day Today’s the day! People all over the world are celebrating World Cerebral Palsy Day on Wednesday October 5th, sharing their stories of how cerebral palsy, or CP, affects their lives. CP is a condition caused by brain damage that permanently impairs the body’s ability to control movement and posture. World […]

Surf’s Up: Man with Cerebral Palsy a Surfing Sensation

Surf’s Up: Man with Cerebral Palsy a Surfing Sensation “It’s amazing to me because it’s a freedom I don’t really get anywhere else,” says Dylan of his experience riding the waves on his surfboard. Dylan has cerebral palsy but has defied the odds in learning how to surf—even earning the nickname “The Surfing Samurai.” With goals of […]

Robotic Device Encourages Movement in Babies with Cerebral Palsy

Robotic Device Encourages Movement in Babies with Cerebral Palsy A robotic exoskeleton is being developed by a team at the University of Oklahoma to help babies with cerebral palsy  move and crawl. When treated at a very young age, therapies can help mitigate the effects of the disorder, which is caused by brain damage. The new […]

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