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CPRN Seeks to Study Improvements from Spasticity Interventions

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) submitted a significant multi-center grant application to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), last month.  Functional Improvement Related from Spasticity Treatments (FIRST) has been in the planning stages for several years and exemplifies the type of study that…


CP Stories: Alexander and Lisa Diller

Like so many others with cerebral palsy (CP), Alexander was born premature, at 27.5 weeks. While on an oscillating ventilator, the endotracheal tube scraped the back of his throat, triggering a bilateral pulmonary hemorrhage. In turn, the hemorrhage caused intraventricular bleeding, which resulted in hydrocephalus. It would be nine weeks before Alexander was discharged. During…


Brittany Kessy

I am the proud mother of a loving toddler named Tanner with cerebral palsy. We believe his CP was caused by difficulties surrounding his birth and were immediately connected with state intervention services to facilitate his development. Tanner was diagnosed with hypotonic CP at about 20 months old. Six months later, he was also diagnosed…


Adults with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Bone and Muscle Health If left untreated, issues relating to musculoskeletal health can significantly impact quality of life. There is a growing body of research showing that bone formation in individuals with cerebral palsy is less than people without cerebral palsy.[1] [2][3][4][5][6] Because of these differences, people with cerebral palsy are at an…