What Is Cerebral Palsy?

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What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral Palsy is a neurological condition that effects movement and coordination so put basically it means that the part of the brain that tells your body to move or react a certain way doesn’t work like someone who doesn’t have CP. It is a very wide ranging disability that has many different forms and can effect you in anyway from very mildly to a lot more severe.

Causes of Cerebral Palsy.
Premature birth
Lack of oxygen during birth
Bleed in the brain

There are many more causes but I can’t list them all.

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
Tightness of muscles
Muscles spasms
Weak muscles
Blanace problems
Poor coordination
Pain or discomfort in muscles

There isn’t any specific cure for CP yet but there is steps you can take to ease or lessen the effects.

How can Cerebral Palsy be treated?
Physiotherapy
Walking aids e.g walking sticks
Occupational therapy
Speech therapy
Hydrotherapy

CP is not a progressive condition and won’t usually impact on your life expectancy.

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3 thoughts on “What Is Cerebral Palsy?

  1. Really good start to your blog, it will be a very valuable and informative to the young and old alike, especially to young people who have CP and to parents whose child has the condition. Great Work chelle. Can’t wait to see the finished article

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  2. Fantastic blog really helps to the understanding of co more keep up with this keep helping.
    People need a bit of knowledge sometimes. Thankyou alicia

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