What Is Cerebral Palsy?
This video will help understand the definition, causes and symptoms of cerebral palsy (CP). It explains different types of cerebral palsy, such as spastic, diplegic, hemiplegic, dyskinectic and ataxic cerebral palsy.
Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral palsy (CP) symptoms include problems with muscle tone, movement, balance or coordination. In some infants, problems are evident soon after birth. In others, diagnosis comes in later infancy or toddlerhood.
Brandon was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus at age 3. After 36 surgeries, the motto he chooses to live by is “never give up, never back down, never loose faith.”
Caring for the Child Who Has CP
Through physician and patient family interviews, this video provides an introduction to Gillette’s interdisciplinary care model, family-focused approach, and internationally recognized expertise in cerebral palsy treatment.
Gillette physicians discuss why orthopedic interventions (both surgical and non-surgical) might be needed and options available. Tom Novacheck, M.D., explains the role of Gillette’s James R. Gage Center for Gait and Motion Analysis in diagnosing movement abnormalities and helping physicians recommend appropriate treatments.
Spasticity Treatment Options
Jo’Vonna’s Story - Gait & Motion Analysis
Kaeli & Lily’s CP Story
What does sisterhood mean? For Kaeli Harris, it means always being there for her sister, Lily, who was diagnosed with a severe form of cerebral palsy. Lily is a happy girl who communicates with sounds, smiles and frowns.
Christina’s CP Story
Soon after Christina was born prematurely, her doctor let her parents know that brain damage might keep her from developing. Christina lives each day to the fullest with help from her family and the team at Gillette. Derek shares the heartwarming story of his 9-year-old daughter.