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Cerebral palsy – can regular exercise improve health and mobility?

Research date: 1 March 2019 - 28 February 2020
Grant amount: £72,422.00

[INFO_TABLE] Background Cerebral palsy is the most common serious physical problem in children, estimated to affect more than 1,500 babies born in the UK each year. Children with cerebral palsy develop stiff muscles, and bone and joint deformities which can make it hard for them to walk and engage in physical activities.  Low levels of physical...

Cerebral palsy: investigating the effectiveness of surgery to improve walking

Research date: 1 February 2019 - 31 January 2022
Grant amount: £199,889.00

Cerebral palsy is the most common serious physical disability in children, affecting more than 1,500 babies born in the UK each year.1,2 Many children with symptoms in both legs will undergo a type of surgery called ‘Single Event Multi-Level Surgery’ (SEMLS) which aims to correct their muscle, bone and joint deformities. But it is unclear how...

Cerebral palsy: developing a new technology-based approach for hand and arm rehabilitation

Research date: 1 February 2019 - 31 July 2020
Grant amount: £68,563.00

Cerebral palsy is the most common serious physical disability in children, affecting more than 1,500 babies born in the UK each year.1,2 A common type is called hemiplegic cerebral palsy, which affects one side of a child’s body. A lack of use of their affected arm and hand can lead to irreversible weakness in adulthood. Dr Anna Basu at Newcastle...

Preventing brain injury in premature babies

Research date: 1 October 2018 - 30 September 2020
Grant amount: £141,949.00

In the UK, around 61,000 babies are born prematurely each year and sadly, more than 1,000 will die.1-7 Children who survive can experience lifelong conditions such as cerebral palsy, learning difficulties, blindness and hearing loss. Evidence suggests that bacteria can pass into the womb and trigger inflammation, which can cause early labour and damage...

Cerebral palsy: does it benefit children to stand up and exercise during lessons?

Research date: 1 March 2018 - 30 November 2019
Grant amount: £144,436.00

Almost 2,000 babies born each year in the UK have cerebral palsy.1,2 They face lifelong difficulties with movement and coordination, which vary greatly from one child to another, but can mean children spend long periods of time sitting down. Professor Helen Dawes, of Oxford Brookes University, is investigating the potential benefits of a classroom-based...

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Exercise to help children with cerebral palsy

Posted: 26 March 2018 11:16 am
Daily physical activity is important for healthy growth and development. But sadly, that’s not always easy for children with cerebral palsy – the commonest childhood physical disability. Children with cerebral palsy face lifelong difficulties with movement and coordination. While problems vary from child to child, many children with...
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