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For parents: my cerebral palsy by David Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 3:01pm 1 Comment I have decided to share a little about my cerebral palsy because I see that parents of young children with CP have so many questions. I had been reluctant to share too much personal information, because I don't want it to detract from what's really important - namely, that people are people, disability is part of human diversity, and that I th ... Read on »
Will Health Promotion Help Reduce Pain for Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy? And What About Pilates? by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Mon 15 Feb 2010 9:06am I recently came across an abstract on about the prevalence, distribution, and effect of pain among adolescents with Cerebral Palsy by Dorlap & Bartlett. Out of their sample of 230 teenagers studied, 64% of the girls and 50% of the boys reported that they had experienced pain in the last 6 months.  Foot, ankle, and knee pain seeme ... Read on »
Part 3 - Exercise Participation: Cerebral Palsy by Your Therapy Source Posted Thu 24 Jun 2010 3:54am When recommending exercise and sports participation for children with cerebral palsy, there are many factors to consider. Research is constantly being collected and analyzed on the benefits of physical activity for people with cerebral palsy. One topic is the use of muscle strengthening exercises. Some current research states that progressive res ... Read on »
Hey kids -- get mom to read this! by Louise Posted Fri 18 May 2012 2:40pm I have a wonderful Ryerson journalism student working on BLOOM this summer. Her name is Megan Jones. Here's a piece she did on the benefits of video games for children with cerebral palsy. The image left shows a child's skeleton while playing Wii tennis, as captured by a motion tracking system. This allows scientists to calculate to what exte ... Read on »
EVAC Settles Suit with Mom Over Premature Birth Resulting in Cerebral Palsy by Victoria Powell Posted Tue 27 Jul 2010 12:00am Florida ambulance provider EVAC has settled a $5 million lawsuit with a local woman whose son was born two months prematurely while in an ambulance during a transfer between two hospitals. Margaritia Stivers Chess was being transferred from Bert Fish Medical Center to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children when her son was born in 2004. H ... Read on »
Virtual exercise game connects kids with cerebral palsy by Louise Posted Wed 02 Oct 2013 9:47am Holland Bloorview is marking World Cerebral Palsy Day with a demo of the Cycle to Fun project that combines exercise bikes and a virtual video game to motivate kids with cerebral palsy to exercise while having fun and making friends. "Our study is focused on kids who are using a walker and who might typically have moved to a wheelchair for l ... Read on »
The Year in Medicine, from Time by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 29 Dec 2008 4:51pm A Synopsis of The Year in Medicine 2008: From A to Z The financial world blew itself up, the political world turned upside down, but in 2008 the world of medicine just kept chugging. In good times and bad, science doesn't sleep, and every year brings breakthroughs, setbacks, reasons for worry and reasons for joy. TIME' s annual alphabetical ro ... Read on »
Developmental Trajectories of Daily Activities and Cerebral Palsy by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 11 Sep 2013 4:00am Pediatrics has published research on the developmental trajectories of mobility performance and daily activities in 420 Dutch children (ages 1-16 years) and young adults with cerebral palsy (CP)and investigating the influence of gross motor function and intellectual disability on these trajectories. The children were followed yearly over a p ... Read on »
Mercury, Candida, and Me, Oh my! Part 1 by Bueller K. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 4:36pm 3 Comments Hello everyone! I have been busy researching like crazy as usual. My trusty binder is full to the brim again! This is going to be the longest post I have ever done and I think by the far the most extraordinarily important! The first thing I want to say is that I officially no longer have candida!!! The tests came back at +1 which is way wi ... Read on »
Adolescents with Cerebral Palsy and Exercise Levels by Your Therapy Source Posted Tue 13 Jul 2010 2:38am According to the Summer issue of Pediatric Physical Therapy only 9.4% of adolescents with cerebral palsy (126 males and 104 females) studied participate in weekly levels of moderate physical activity. The percentage was 11.4% of the sample participated in weekly levels of vigorous physical activity. Gross Motor Function Classification System Leve ... Read on »