Dr. Aravamuthan described the goals of the study in a short YouTube video. She explained that most treatments for CP focus gross motor concerns but sensory issues may play a significant role. Their findings suggest that abnormally decreased sensitivity to sensory input – especially the sense of touch — decreases with age especially in people with more limited mobility. Join us to learn how these findings relate to pain and how these findings may be foundational for the treatment of pain.
Dr. Aravamuthan is pediatric movement disorders neurologist at Washington University in St. Louis and a leader in dystonia research in the CP Research Network. Her Co-PI in this study, Dr. Barber, is an attending physician in the Division of Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Both clinician researchers will be available for questions and answers after the presentation of their findings.
The MyCP Webinar Series is a monthly presentation of research findings for studies conducted by the CP Research Network. The series is free and open to all members of the CP community. The webinars use the Zoom meeting platform to allow participants to interact in real time with the researchers at the conclusion of the presentations. You can sign up for this webinar here. You can choose to signup for the whole series and received automated email invitations to each month’s webinar. You can sign up for our YouTube channel to get notifications when recordings are posted.