Artificial walking technologies to improve gait in cerebral palsy: multichannel neuromuscular stimulation - Rose J, Cahill-Rowley K, Butler EE.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood motor disability and often results in debilitating walking abnormalities, such as flexed-knee and stiff-knee gait. Current medical and surgical treatments are only partially effective in improving gait abnor...
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Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children. The best opportunity to maximize lifelong independence is early in motor development when there is the most potential for neurop...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Conclusion: CP children are more prone to dental caries and increased salivary lead concentration which could be a cause as well as the effect of CP.
Source: Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe findings suggest that the stigma associated with parenting a child with disabilities may be one mechanism that places such parents at risk for poor health. Efforts to alleviate the stigma associated with developmental disorders or mental health problems may have beneficial effects on health of parents of individuals with such conditions.
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
[This is Africa] World Cerebral Palsy Day is observed every year on 6 October. Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that is the largest cause of childhood disability. To remedy the lack of disability representation, Farida Bedwei launched "Karmzah!", a comic book that features a heroine with cerebral palsy.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[Leadership] Some physiotherapists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have called on governments, at all levels, to assist in training and rehabilitation of children with special needs, such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism. In an interview with LEADERSHIP, as part of this year's World Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day celebration, an occupational physiotherapist, Agbapuonwu Vivian, frowned that Nigeria government is not doing anything at the moment to assist in the training of children affected by cerebral
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
Discussion Angular deformities of the lower extremities are common problems and can be idiopathic, congenital or acquired. Idiopathic knee deformities are usually managed by monitoring and family reassurance as these often improve with time or are minimal and do not cause problems. Those ≤ 10 degrees are considered non-problematic. Genu varus usually peaks between 1-3 years and if problematic can cause waddling gait, lateral thrust and ligamentous laxity. Genus valgus usually peaks around 3-6 years and if problematic can cause circumduction gait, anterior knee pain and patellofemoral instability. Treatment options are m...
Source: - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: The CO-OP Approach is feasible for adolescents and young adults with SB or CP in Sweden. Implications for rehabilitation The Cognitive Orientation to daily Occupational Performance • is a feasible approach for adolescents and young adults with spina bifida and with cerebral palsy. • is a promising approach when it comes to enabling the achievement of personal goals. • might have potential to enhance executive functioning through strategy use. • is in line with the fundamental core values of disability rights of inclusion, empowerment, and participation. PMID: 302968...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Dynamic elastomeric fabric orthosis vest has an immediate effect on the sitting balance and gross manual dexterity. It also provides improvements in posture and balance during sitting. Wearing dynamic elastomeric fabric orthosis vest for 2 h during therapy is as much effective as wearing it for 6 h in children with CP in addition to therapy to improve sitting balance. Implications for rehabilitation Dynamic elastomeric fabric orthosis vest provides improvements in sitting balance when used in addition to conventional therapy in children with cerebral palsy. Wearing dynamic elastomeric fabric orth...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
This study suggests that low Apgar score is associated with higher risk of ASD, and in particular AD. We did not observe any major modifying effects of gestational age and sex, although there seems to be substantial confounding by gestational age and birth weight on the observed association.
Source: European Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
To evaluate the prevalence and risks of developmental disability (autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and cerebral palsy) in Western Australian children of different groups of foreign-born women.
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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