‘I don’t want another child as I fear cerebral palsy might affect him too’  

She is a devoted mother and her children mean the world to her. But she wouldn’t want to have another child as she is afraid that it might be born with the condition too. She shares her experience of raising kids with cerebral palsy and the challenges it presents. But her love overlooks any flaws in her kids and she deeply cares about them

‘I don’t want another child as I fear cerebral palsy might affect him too’  Cerebral palsy (CP) happens when the brain doesn’t develop normally. In most cases, it’s when a baby is in the womb, but it can also develop in early childhood. One possible cause of CP is genes. There’s a problem with the body’s growth blueprint that affects the brain’s progress. But there are other things that […]

Meet Shreesh, Pune’s wonder boy with Celebral Palsy

Shreesh Kulkarni, is a 14-year-old chess champion, who is suffering from Celebral Palsy.  He is ranked by the International Chess Federation, and has won many scholarships in Mathematics

Meet Shreesh, Pune’s wonder boy with Celebral PalsyMeet Shreesh Kulkarni, a 14-year-old from Pune, who, two years ago, was ranked seventh at state-level pre-upper primary scholarship. Though Shreesh suffers from Cerebral Palsy (CP), he is a chess champion, and is ranked by the International Chess Federation. Moreover,  he has won many scholarships in Mathematics as well. An ardent Harry Potter fan, Shreesh […]

Adults with cerebral palsy at increased risk for mental health conditions

A new study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, highlights the need for increased awareness of mental health disorders among adults with cerebral palsy

Adults with cerebral palsy at increased risk for mental health conditions“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 323 children in the United States has been identified as having cerebral palsy,” says Daniel Whitney, Ph.D., an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine. “Much of the research regarding cerebral palsy focuses on childhood. However, with modern treatment advances, […]

Gujarat: Father seeks euthanasia for 22-yr-old daughter suffering from cerebral palsy

The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the state government seeking its response on a petition filed by a father seeking euthanasia for his 22-year-old daughter suffering from cerebral palsy

Gujarat: Father seeks euthanasia for 22-yr-old daughter suffering from cerebral palsyThe father of a 22-year-old girl has approached the Gujarat High Court seeking to end the life of his ailing daughter.  Vaidehi Rajgor has been suffering from cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder since she was six-months-old. The Gujarat High Court after hearing the petition filed by the father for euthanasia, has issued notices to the […]

Understanding orthopaedic complications of cerebral palsy

Dr Rakesh Lalla, a Consultant Intervention Neurologist, Fortis Hospital Kalyan, and Dr Pramod Bhor, an orthopaedist and joint replacement surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital Vashi, share their insights on Cerebral Palsy and its affects the bones and motor functions of the body

Understanding orthopaedic complications of cerebral palsyCerebral palsy (CP) is a condition caused by a brain injury that takes place before, during or shortly after birth. Cerebral palsy affects muscle tone and control, which can result in involuntary movements or abnormal walking. The deformities are caused due to the increased muscle tone. The primary orthopaedic conditions most affected in cerebral palsy […]

Cerebral Palsy: Why orthopaedic surgery and physiotherapy treatment are important for kids

Orthopaedic surgeries and physiotherapy play an important role in the treatment of cerebral palsy and help in improving mobility near to normal opined experts

Cerebral Palsy: Why orthopaedic surgery and physiotherapy treatment are important for kidsCerebral palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that affects a child’s movement and muscle tone. In most cases, cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that develops in a baby before or during or shortly after birth. Dr Sandeep Patwardhan, HoD Paediatric Orthopaedic Department at Sancheti Hospital opined that though the disease does not progress […]

Bone and joint problem, common among all age groups

With the aging population and increasing accidents, health issues related to bone and joints also amplified. However, the problem of bone and joint health is not restricted to the aging population only, and so there must be increased awareness amongst all age groups opined experts ahead of the National Bone and Joint Day, observed on August 04

Bone and joint problem, common among all age groupsThe fourth day of the August is observed as Bone and Joint Day since 2012. The  slogan is “Stronger bones Stronger India – because of healthier the bones, healthier the society and stronger the nation.” Dr Parag Sancheti, Chairman Sancheti Hospital, said, “There is an increased prevalence of Bone and Joint ailments amongst the youth […]

 WCNR 2018: ‘Affordability, awareness and access can help people with cerebral palsy’

While speaking on the last day of the 10th World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR), Dr Taral Nagda, a paediatric orthopaedic rehabilitation specialist said affordability, awareness and access – are the three things on which we need to work on in order to deal efficiently with patients suffering from Cerebral Palsy (CP)

 WCNR 2018: ‘Affordability, awareness and access can help people with cerebral palsy’  “The number of patients suffering from cerebral palsy is high in India. Cerebral palsy should be managed efficient at different levels. We need to have more institutional deliveries for preventing it at primary level. Also, cerebral palsy leads to developing of spasticity which should be handled with different therapies. Early diagnosis and to start […]

WCNR 2018: ‘India needs to gear up for treating adults with cerebral palsy’

Speaking on the fourth day of the 10th World Congress, Dr Ashok Johari, a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon said that India needs to prepare itself for treating children affected with cerebral palsy (CP) who are entering adulthood. As they  advance in age, they become prone to more disorders

WCNR 2018: ‘India needs to gear up for treating adults with cerebral palsy’“Kids who suffer from cerebral palsy are treated by paediatricians or orthopaedic surgeons. When they enter into their adulthood the doctors who treat adults are not trained to handle these patients. It is this transition phase that our country needs to prepare for. As the child becomes elder there is no one who can take […]

WCNR 2018: Treating Cerebral Palsy is a team game, say experts

At the WCNR 2018 public forum on Cerebral Palsy (CP), experts discussed early interventions in CP, education and employment. The informative session was spearheaded by ADAPT. Also, the panel of doctors answered the queries put forward by the patients and caregivers

WCNR 2018: Treating Cerebral Palsy is a team game, say experts“I really thought Cerebral Palsy (CP)  was a disease that will be cured one day. But, later found it is a condition that my daughter has to live throughout her life,” said an emotional Shobha Sachdev, mother of a 34-year-old who is suffering from CP. Shobha shared her experience as a caregiver on the second day of […]