A multidisciplinary team at the University of California at San Diego has come up with a computerized glove used as a sensor to measure spasticity, or stiffness, in the limbs of patients with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and stroke. Show More Summary
When it comes to assessing the chronic muscle stiffness of patients with conditions such as cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis, doctors pretty much just go by feel. They bend the affected limbs back and forth, then assign them a rating on a six-point scale. Show More Summary
Does Alex Scott need a feeding tube? His family says he doesn’t, but that his Northern Virginia group home won’t take him back without one.
Everyone experiences stiff muscles from time to time, whether after a rigorous workout, in cold weather, or after falling asleep in an unusual position. People with cerebral palsy, stroke and multiple sclerosis, however, live with stiff muscles every single day, making everyday tasks such as extending an arm extremely difficult and painful for them. Show More Summary
A 5-year-old girl from Ohio has taken her first steps after battling cerebral palsy her entire life. Read more...
Researchers have developed a sensor-filled glove that doctors could wear to accurately measure muscle stiffness, known as spasticity, in patients suffering from stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and other muscle control disorders.
Bhoomi was born with cerebral palsy and spasticity, a muscle control disorder that involves tight or stiff muscles and the inability to control those muscles. A spinal surgery called selective dorsal rhizotomy, has helped Bhoomi continue to make strides.
After helplessly watching his daughter suffer, Dan Grace took action to help his child even when doctors couldn't. Molly, who has cerebral palsy along with other "complex health issues," relies on a special feeding tube that bypasses her stomach to eat. Show More Summary
Watch out, Tony Hawk. A dad and son duo just stole the skateboarding spotlight and melted dozens of hearts in the process. Utah resident Phil Van Hise recently took his 5-year-old son, Callen, for a spin at the local skatepark in his...Show More Summary
Ashton Kutcher is one of the country’s most well-known and beloved celebrities. He’s also an outspoken advocate of disability rights, largely due to his brother, who has cerebral palsy. He
Parents of a child with cerebral palsy are suing a Florida school that it alleges systematically abused special needs children by putting them inside a “jail” box that was made partially of drywall. Local news station KPTV reports that the parents are claiming that teachers at the Love...
Under Armour's Michael Phelps spot by Droga5, which was Adweek's pick as the best ad of 2016, has inspired countless people since it broke 13 months ago--perhaps no one more than Johnny Agar. Agar, who was born with cerebral palsy, made headlines last summer when he and his father Jeff hatched a remarkable plan to...
Instagram is our go-to destination for outfit inspiration. And our new favorite account, starring an adorable, 3-year-old fashionista with cerebral palsy, has us feeling beyond inspired. I'm blessed to partner with @lovedbyhannahandeli for the release of their RAINBOW MAMA BEAR TEE. Show More Summary
John Cena made the dreams of one of his biggest fans come true! The 39-year-old pro wrestler and actor met with 12-year-old Payton Marion – who has cerebral palsy – at a WWE event recently in Tennessee. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of John Cena During the event, John tossed Payton and his dad [...]
If you're not aware of just how wheelchair inaccessible New York City is, watching the lengths Anner goes to in order to secure a kitschy bagel for this Cerebral Palsy Foundation video should be eye-opening. The post Zach Anner Goes on a Lengthy Quest for Brooklyn’s Famous Rainbow Bagel appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Maryam had severe cerebral palsy and her family were in dire need but we couldn’t get support for them Jane and Helen are highly experienced therapists. They have come straight to my office door from their home visit to a teenage girl, Maryam, with severe cerebral palsy, and both are on the edge of tears. Show More Summary
By SwimSwam on SwimSwam In this very moving video you will see Johnny, who has cerebral palsy, walking for the first time. He and his family owe this to the inspiration that Phelps is. Read the full story on SwimSwam: Man With Cerebral Palsy Imitates Michael Phelps Rule Yourself Video
We so often hack for hacking’s sake, undertaking projects as a solitary pursuit simply for the challenge. So it’s nice to see hacking skills going to good use and helping someone out. Such was the case with this low-cost two-axis handheld...Show More Summary
Compensation for 10-year-old girl left with cerebral palsy will cause shockwaves in health service and insurance companies The first case settled under controversial new compensation rules for serious injuries has seen an NHS trust forced to nearly triple its payout to a 10-year-old girl left with cerebral palsy from £3.8m to £9.3m. Show More Summary
My older brother Sean has cerebral palsy. He also listens to bebop and enjoys teaching our nephew Oliver about the virtues of counting from one to ten in the voice of The Count and was angered when the Bruins fired Claude Julien. He makes a pot of coffee each morning when he wakes up, reads his news feed, and gets to… Read more...