The Importance of Intensive Therapy and the Research Behind It

Twenty years ago, strength training in children with cerebral palsy was discouraged, as it was assumed that it would increase spasticity (tight/stiff muscles and the inability to control them). However, this was not supported by the results of earlier studies, which showed that strength training can actually improve lower-limb muscle strength in children with CP, […]

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Exercise extra important for special needs kids

The Importance of Exercise

We are pleased to present the first in a series of blogs written by the staff of United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland. The American Physical Therapy Association initiated a branding campaign around the “Move Forward” motto several years ago. Pediatric physical therapists live this mantra, encouraging infants, children and young adults to move their bodies, […]

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