Cerebral Palsy

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What Is Athetosis?

Athetosis, also known as dyskinetic cerebral palsy, can refer to involuntary writhing movements observed with the condition. Athetosis is a type of involuntary movement that can occur with medical conditions. It is characterized as slow writhing...

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a motor disability present at birth that affects the brain and the use of muscles. Reviewed by a board-certified neurologist.

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Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy symptoms begin in childhood and include motor weakness, cognitive deficits, trouble speaking clearly, and swallowing problems. Cerebral palsy is characterized by a collection of symptoms that range from mild to debilitating. If...

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How Cerebral Palsy Is Treated

Cerebral palsy is managed with interactive rehabilitative therapy, medication, assistive devices and sometimes, surgical procedures. Cerebral palsy cannot be cured, but some of the symptoms can be managed and most of the health complications can be...

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Coping With Cerebral Palsy

Coping with cerebral palsy includes adjusting to the emotional burden and physical limitations by incorporating social and practical strategies. Adapting to life with cerebral palsy and learning how to effectively cope with the condition is the...

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Types of Cerebral Palsy

Learn about the characteristics associated with the four main types of cerebral palsy: spastic, dyskinetic, ataxic, and mixed. Cerebral palsy is a condition in which motor control is impaired due to congenital brain malformations. According to the...

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What Is Spastic Cerebral Palsy?

Spastic cerebral palsy, the most common type, is a lifelong disability caused by brain damage. Options to help manage symptoms are available. Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition characterized by impaired motor control due to congenital (from...

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Cerebral Palsy in Adults

Cerebral palsy life expectancy has increased significantly with better medical care. Learn how to improve adult quality of life with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition that affects control of the body’s movements, and it often...

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What Is Athetosis?

Athetosis, also known as dyskinetic cerebral palsy, can refer to involuntary writhing movements observed with the condition. Athetosis is a type of involuntary movement that can occur with medical conditions. It is characterized as slow writhing...

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Physical Therapy for Cerebral Palsy

Physical therapy for people with cerebral palsy can help improve strength, flexibility, spasm, and mobility. If you or a loved one has cerebral palsy (CP), then you understand the functional limitations and impairments that may come with the...

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