Cere­bral Palsy & Scope

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Cere­bral palsy is a con­di­tion that im­pairs mus­cle con­trol and move­ment, af­fect­ing around one in ev­ery 400 chil­dren in the UK. It’s usu­ally caused by a brain in­jury be­fore, dur­ing or af­ter birth. Af­fected chil­dren may have dif­fi­culty con­trol­ling mus­cles and move­ments as they grow.

Harry was di­ag­nosed with spas­tic cere­bral palsy. His mus­cle tone is tight and stiff, caus­ing a de­creased range of move­ment. “Diple­gia” refers to two limbs be­ing af­fected.

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