I once was faced with an angry teenager who refused to go to therapy. His parents had asked me to talk some sense into him. So, I tried to teach […]
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman, MD – What Every Parent Should Read
In his new book, “How Doctors Think,” Dr. Jerome Groopman claims that doctors’ personal feelings can affect their diagnoses of patients. He talks with Katie Couric. (CBSNews.com) Is your doctor […]
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. -Vince Lombardi
This little boy can run well, but walks awkwardly with a characteristic movement pattern of a child with cerebral palsy. If you look for it, there are many children who […]
Demonstrating Brain Potential
In children with cerebral palsy, their early movement patterns are learned with a damaged, immature brain. It becomes their “normal” way of moving. When challenged to move differently, surprising things […]
Squeaky Shoes Change Habits
Novelty stimulates neuroplasticity. This delightful story was sent in by a terrific mother willing to challenge her son to overcome his tiptoe walking habit. see Luke’s action video below… Her Story: […]
FAQ – How Do You Change Habits?
Brains and bodies learn experientially – that means that if we do a movement with bad form, bad form is what we learn. Athletes know that it is all too […]
FAQ – How Are Habits Made?
Brains are not judgmental. The child’s brain is not able to distinguish between a normal movement and an abnormal movement. This means that if a child always moves in a […]
Body Growth Increases Spasticity
Spasticity in cerebral palsy becomes worse with body growth, BUT if you are prepared, the damage can be lessened. Birth to 4 years – The First Critical Period Between 2 […]
Real Hope after Baby Brain Damage
In a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics in 2008, 86% of neonates with a Grade III hemorrhage had a normal outcome at age 2 years corrected age. […]
Real or False Hope after Early Brain Damage?
What is the expected outcome in a child with this degree of bilateral brain damage? 1 The vast majority of professionals would say that this child would grow up to […]