Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy describes a spectrum of conditions that result in irreversible motor disturbances. It is usually caused by birth defects that may occur prenatally or perinatally. Muscle tone can vary and present as stiffness or flopiness. Spasticity, rigidity and ataxia may be present as well.Symptoms may also include learning difficulties and involuntary movements.

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Keeping adults with unique and special needs living independently is the goal of a new partnership between two provincial organizations.Father Gary …

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A kids’ football team in Illinois is showing what sportsmanship is really all about.The Grant Jr. Bulldogs youth football team in Fox Lake, Illinois …

Robbie Frei is passionate about the potential of 3D printing. After all, he’s seen its potential first-hand.Robbie’s father is a Marine veteran who lost part of his right arm in Iraq. One challenge was that he couldn’t play video games with his children. So Robbie designed a 3D-printed adapter for …...

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A MUM and dad from Newport took up running to help with stress and anxiety after their twin girls were born prematurely, and with severe health …

The family of a little boy who developed cerebral palsy after midwives failed to spot catastrophic problems during his birth has received a …

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