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Regular exercise can be difficult for everyone. But it is especially so for people with cerebral palsy. That’s why Mark Peterson, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan and fellow colleagues thought it was important to establish some easy exercise guidelines and tips for those with cerebral palsy. “It’s …
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Christopher, a young boy with cerebral palsy, meets Azalea, a mermaid with a disability. Little do they know, their meeting will change them both forever.
Foods for children with cerebral palsy
Children with cerebral palsy may have a harder time getting sufficient nutrients due to the physical difficulties of chewing and swallowing. Here are some foods that may boost nutrition and health in kids suffering from the disorder
Children With Cerebral Palsy: A Parents' Guide
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Upper Extremity Strength Measurement in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Physical Therapy published a systemic review of available instruments to measure upper extremity strength in children with cerebral palsy. The researchers identified 6 different measurement instruments. Two test-retest reliability studies were rated as “fair” for the level of evidence. All other studies were rated as “unknown” for the level of evidence. The researchers concluded the following: for measuring grip strength the Jamar® dynamometer is recommended to measure other muscle groups…
Next time I think I'm tired... "People with cerebral palsy use up to 3 to 5 times the amount of energy other people use when moving around."