Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that cause problems with movement, balance, and posture. CP affects the cerebral motor cortex. This is the part of the brain that directs muscle movement. CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the developing brain. It could happen when the cerebral motor cortex doesn’t develop normally during fetal growth or there is an injury to the brain before, during, or after birth. Both the brain damage and the disabilities it causes are permanent. There are many different types and levels of disability with CP. So the signs can be different in each child. The signs usually appear in the early months of life. But sometimes there is a delay in getting a diagnosis until after age two. Infants with CP often have developmental delays. They are slow to reach developmental milestones such as learning to roll over, sit, crawl, or walk. They may also have abnormal muscle tone. They may seem floppy, or they may be stiff or rigid. There is no cure for CP, but treatment can improve the lives of those who have it. It is important to begin a treatment program as early as possible. With us a team of health professionals will work with you and your child to develop a treatment.

Cerebral Palsy

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