Tag: cerebral palsy therapy

A man with a robotic exoskeleton on his legs walks down a hallway

Wearable Robotics Improve Mobility in People With Cerebral Palsy

Children with cerebral palsy are getting better at walking with the help of wearable robotic devices. Cerebral palsy is a mobility disorder caused by brain damage that happened around or at birth. Because the damage could be in various places in the brain, symptoms of cerebral palsy vary from person to person. However, one mobility…

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Surf Therapy May Have Health Benefits for Kids With Cerebral Palsy

If your child with cerebral palsy is growing tired of traditional physical therapy, there are some new options that are proving beneficial for rehabilitation, mobility, and fitness. According to new research, surf therapy for cerebral palsy is just one of the latest therapy options. Children with cerebral palsy may suffer from many mobility issues, which…

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Boy With Cerebral Palsy Undergoes Stem Cell Therapy to Help Improve Condition

New research is looking into stem cell therapy to see if this regenerative treatment can help children with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is caused when an infant’s brain is damaged during pregnancy, delivery, or right after birth. While there are different types of cerebral palsy, all forms share the symptom of poor muscle control. It is…

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People With Cerebral Palsy at Increased Risk of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis

A new study finds people with cerebral palsy are more likely to develop osteoporosis or osteoarthritis than those without it. Though these findings reveal yet more potential health challenges for those living with cerebral palsy, this research allows doctors and therapists to tailor treatment plans and therapies to suit the needs of their patients. Cerebral…

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New Discovery May Help Restore Speech in People With Cerebral Palsy

Some people with cerebral palsy are unable to speak or struggle to speak clearly. New technology may one day help them effectively communicate with others by turning the signals in their brains into synthesized speech. Cerebral palsy impacts a person’s ability to control their muscles, including those required for speech. One in 4 children with…

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