Entries by Paul

Exercise and physical activity in spastic diplegia – younger children — part 3

[This post is part of our Knowledge Translation/Education Tuesday series. Guest author Lily Collison, author of Spastic DiplegiaBilateral Cerebral Palsy, continues the series. You can ask questions of the author on the MyCP Forum]. In the last post I wrote about Verschuren and colleagues (2016) recommendations for exercise and physical activity for people with cerebral…

Exercise and physical activity in spastic diplegia – part 2

[This post is part of our Knowledge Translation/Education Tuesday series. Guest author Lily Collison, author of Spastic Diplegia–Bilateral Cerebral Palsy, continues the series. You can ask questions of the author on the MyCP Forum]. Thankfully, with our lockdown here in Ireland COVID case numbers are decreasing. The 5km restriction here means that both my photo…

Exercise and physical activity in spastic diplegia – part 1

[This post is part of our Knowledge Translation/Education Tuesday series. Guest author Lily Collison, author of Spastic Diplegia–Bilateral Cerebral Palsy, continues the series. You can ask questions of the author on the MyCP Forum]. The natural beauty surrounding us, helps during another lockdown here in Ireland. COVID case numbers have recently increased thus further restrictions…

Genes and Cerebral Palsy

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) researcher Michael Kruer MD, a movement disorders pediatric neurologist and geneticist at the University of Arizona, was published last month in Nature Genetics for his work on the discovery of genes that may cause cerebral palsy (CP) by impairing the wiring of brain signals during early development.  These findings…

Prevalence of Cerebral Palsy

[This post is part of our Knowledge Translation/Education Tuesday series. Guest author Lily Collison, author of Spastic Diplegia–Bilateral Cerebral Palsy, continues the series. You can ask questions of the author on the MyCP Forum]. The sculpture above “Waiting on shore” is located in our village (Rosses Point) on the Atlantic coast. It reflects the age-old…

CPRN Investigator Funded for Feasibility Study

Edward A. Hurvitz MD of Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan and Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) Executive Committee, was awarded the Foundation for Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Gabriella Molnar grant for a project entitled “Feasibility of Adding Grip Strength Measures to Body Composition Assessments in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy.”  The aim of the project is…

World CP Day — Make Your Mark

            The Cerebral Palsy Research Network (CPRN) is proud to participate in this year’s World CP Day.  We at CPRN, with our partner CP NOW, are enabling members of the cerebral palsy (CP) community to “Make Your Mark” through participation in CP research.  A little less than a year ago…