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Are there any good rehab techniques for children with erb duchenne palsy?

Are there any good rehab techniques for children with erb duchenne palsy?

Yes: The main goal is to promote muscle lengthening, normal range of motion and hand-eye coordination; these are most effective if performed during infancy. Gentle stretching and passive range of motion exercises can be used. Most compensatory adaptation of movement the child tries to use should be discouraged, and normal movement encouraged. Check w/ a physiatrist or osteopathic doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Is there good rehabilitation for kids with pvl to help them with motor coordination?

Is there good rehabilitation for kids with pvl to help them with motor coordination?

Good peds OT and PT: Kids with pvl are at greater risk for cerebral palsy among other neuromuscular disorders. There is excellent rehab for kids with pvl, and most of them involve repetitive movement and relearning how to make normal movements, recruiting more brain to enable the movement to happen. Good pt and ot will help with that, and most major centers have them. The local support groups will know the good names. ...Read more

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What are the procedures available for people with cerebral palsy?

What are the procedures available for people with cerebral palsy?

It depends: Are you referring to musculoskeletal issues? If so, there has been a lot of great research on helping children and young adults in this regard with both operative and non-operative treatments. Consult a pediatric orthopaedist who treats cp. ...Read more

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Are there any new procedures or medications to help with cerebral palsy after age 18?

By symptom, not age: Treatment for cerebral palsy (CP) depends on symptoms. Medication to control seizures, as well as meds and/or surgery to relieve GI problems and muscle spasticity, are options that can be used at various ages. Each CP patient has a different set of issues so it is important to consult a doctor familiar with the patient's history & progress. For adults, jobs, mobility, & independence are important. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative medicines for kids with periventricular leukomalacia?

Are there good alternative medicines for kids with periventricular leukomalacia?

No: Periventricular leukomalacia is a condition where brain tissue has been lost in so-called "water-shed" areas. Since the tissue is gone, there is no treatment per se, although one may need to treat associated disorders, such as muscle stiffness or dysfunction, with medical or non-medical therapies. ...Read more

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What support services are available newcastle upon tyne for parents of children with acquired brain injuries?

What support services are available newcastle upon tyne for parents of children with acquired brain injuries?

Great Ormond Street?: England has very good services available, but are very regional. The most famous center in england for such children is great ormond street in london. They would know what services are available in different regions. Newcastle upon tyne is a university city and should have access to good educational and therapy services. ...Read more

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Are there any good non-medical treatments that help with mental retardation?

Are there any good non-medical treatments that help with mental retardation?

Depends on dfn of rx: The primary approach to management of mr depends on level & involves a focus on teaching self help skills, providing individualized life skill assistance with a goal of promoting near independent living if possible. I've seen special diets & alternative rxs offered, none have lived up to their promises. Mr is like the engine in your car, if you have 4 chamber engine it's never going to work like an 8. ...Read more

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Is there a medical link between aspergers and cerebral palsy? And what treatments are available to an individual who is living with both?

Is there a medical link between aspergers and cerebral palsy? And what treatments are available to an individual who is living with both?

Relationships: I know of no causal relationship between CP and asbergers syndrome. However, in both instances therapy should consist of physical and occupation therapy. Speech therapy is also very important. Art, music and play therapy should be exploited. ...Read more

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Is there any complications for men who have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy? Can they have Children?

Is there any complications for men who have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy? Can they have Children?

Often rapid decline: This is a very difficult disease and often shortens life significantly. It is genetic so the fact that it reduces fertility can have some benefit too. Passing it on is not desirable. If he wants to share in a child's life - there may be better ways than fatherhood. Sorry. I expect this is sad for you. ...Read more

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What are some therapies for physical problems with autism?

What are some therapies for physical problems with autism?

Too vague: Wish i could give a useful answer, but your question is too vague to permit a specific answer. Those with autism sometimes do have physical problems from toe walking through GI problems. Generally, the problems are treated the same way they would be if the child did not have autism--but sometimes the autism complicates the treatment. ...Read more

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What motor skills are required for swimmiing?

Swimming: Ideal Work: Many people can swim regardless of their physical fitness. But, one who is without any muscle or nerve injuries uses most of their muscles to swim. You use your arms, legs buttocks, back and abdominal muscles. You use your neck muscles to turn to breath. But even if one has some weakness or injuries there are ways that being in the water and doing aerobic work helps strengthen muscles. ...Read more

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Will stem cell therapies help people with intellectual disabilities? Is there any cure on the horizon?

Will stem cell therapies help people with intellectual disabilities? Is there any cure on the horizon?

No,not at the moment: probably later, but brain cells don't regenerate, and probably cannot be differntiated easily from stem cells as other tissues do, meanwhile all is still experimental ...Read more

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Are there doctors who do not suggest steroids in duchnne muscular dystrophy& is steroid proven as treatment?

Are there doctors who do not suggest steroids in duchnne muscular dystrophy& is steroid proven as treatment?

Duchenne's: There's currently no cure for any form of muscular dystrophy. Current treatment is designed to help prevent or reduce deformities in the joints and the spine and to allow people with muscular dystrophy to remain mobile as long as possible. Corticosteroids, such as Prednisone may help improve strength but too much too long may have detrimental effects to the bones and muscles. ...Read more

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Is there any way to enhance multitasking skills in patients with huntington's disease?

Is there any way to enhance multitasking skills in patients with huntington's disease?

A hard one: I don't know if you can enhance multitasking in patients with huntington's disease. Your goal should be to preserve whatever skill is left there. Medications, support groups, behavioral interventions (counseling, meds), support have been shown to be of some benefit, although, people in third world countries appear to do just as well as people with the disease in the developed ones. ...Read more

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Are there any good outcomes for a baby diagnosed with septo-optic dysplasia?

Are there any good outcomes for a baby diagnosed with septo-optic dysplasia?

Multiple Variants: Babies with sod have underdevelopment of the nerve that transmits information on how you "see" from the eye to the brain. Some kids may have few vision problems to have no vision. Since it is part of the brain development that is affected, other issues may be an anomaly in the part of the brain that regulates some hormones. Some kids may have seizures. Many children with sod have very normal lives. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more