Roughly 50% of children with CP have a defined perinatal risk factor and roughly 40% of the total number have Hemiplegia.1 Children with hemiplegia have damage on one side of […]
Will My Child Walk? Are We Doing the Right Therapy?
The ability of a child with cerebral palsy to walk independently or with an aid depends upon which parts of the body are affected [topography] and the severity of the […]
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy [HIE] or Neonatal Encephalopathy [NE]?
You have heard me argue against using generic terms like Cerebral Palsy as a final diagnosis, so you may be surprised that I am favoring the newer term Neonatal Encephalopathy […]
Spastic Diplegia – Cure For Some, Improvement For All
Spastic Diplegia is the most common form of cerebral palsy in children who have been born early. Every once in awhile, a child is born at term and develops typical, […]
Do Brain Scans Improve Diagnostic Accuracy?
Yes and no. Starting with CT scans, then head ultrasounds, MRIs and now fMRIs and Diffusion Tensor Imaging, brain scans have given us progressively more detailed pictures of the brain. […]
Have you decided that your child’s function is “Good Enough”?
When parents are first told that there might be a problem with their child’s brain or nerves, most are hopeful that with hard work and the right help there will […]
Quick Fixes – Take Your Therapist’s Hands Home with You.
For many children with quadriplegia or marked muscle weakness, one pair of hands is often not enough to help the child move well. A compressive garment is a Quick Fix. […]
Intrathecal Baclofen Pump In Cerebral Palsy
Full-term pattern cerebral palsy comes in two varieties, one of which can be helped by a Baclofen Pump. The major indication for use of a pump in a child with […]
Botox, Orthopedic Surgery, Posterior Rhizotomy and/or a Baclofen Pump?
What do you need to know to make the best choice(s)? I have both good news and bad news. The good news is that there are a wide variety of […]
Kinesio Taping in Pediatrics
Kinesio Taping in Pediatrics : Fundamentals and Whole Body Taping by Patricia Martin, PT,CKTI and Audrey Yasukawa, MOT,OTR/L,CKTI Available at Amazon.com for $54.00 Make sure you get the 2nd Edition. This […]