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 […]

‘Spasticity can be managed best with a patient centric approach’

At the World Federation for Neuro Rehabilitation (WFNR) which is hosting its 10th World Congress here in Mumbai, Dr Lalith Satkunam highlighted about spasticity. He stated that this affects the patient’s quality of life. He said if people are not able to do their daily activities because their muscles are impaired, it will impact society as a whole since it hampers a person’s productivity and this affects the workforce in the long run

‘Spasticity can be managed best with a patient centric approach’He mentioned that recognising a patient centric approach is now becoming the focus of giving treatment to patients in South Asian countries, including India. Dr Lalith Satkunam is a Professor, in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of Alberta, Canada and was present to give a talk at the conference here in […]

Timely treatment, the guide to recover from Cerebral Palsy

Timely and continuous treatment coupled with physiotherapy can make a child free of Cerebral Palsy, emphasize doctors. A special session of interaction with parents of children affected by cerebral palsy (CP) was arranged at Sancheti hospital in Pune

Timely treatment, the guide to recover from Cerebral PalsyA special session of interaction with parents of children affected by cerebral palsy (CP) was arranged at Sancheti hospital in Pune. Doctors emphasized that timely, continuous treatment, with help of physiotherapy can make the child free of CP one day. Dr Sandeep Patwardhan, renowned paediatric orthopedician, said, “The parents should understand that the child can become […]

Pune boy does not let Cerebral Palsy get in the way of his all-round abilities

Shreesh Kulkarni is equally brilliant at academics and extra-curricular activities. Doctors say if managed efficiently, children with Cerebral Palsy are capable of achieving wonders

Pune boy does not let Cerebral Palsy get in the way of his all-round abilitiesMeet Shreesh Kulkarni. The 11-year-old from Pune was ranked seventh at state-level pre-upper primary scholarship exam last month. Shreesh is a chess champion and he is ranked by the International Chess Federation. He has won many scholarships in Mathematics. Shreesh also has cerebral palsy (CP). An ardent Harry Potter fan, Shreesh spends most of his […]

City doctors stumped with level of creativity of differently abled kids

Two city doctors, Dr Debraj Shome and Dr Aparna Bhasker, conducted a painting workshop in Asha Daan a home for abandoned, specially-abled children in Byculla. Over 450 inmates stay in Asha Daan and many of them participated in the workshop. The doctors have decided to auction the paintings made by these inmates and use the proceedings in their welfare. They have successful auctioned nine paintings so far

City doctors stumped with level of creativity of differently abled kidsIt’s not every day that you get to see doctors conducting painting sessions for children. But on Sunday, two city doctors who also run an NGO, have organised a painting camp for destitute and orphan kids. Dr Debraj Shome, a facial plastic surgeon and Dr Aparna Govil Bhasker, a bariatric surgeon, who together started the […]