Cerebral Palsy & Scope
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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