World Cerebral Palsy Day: 8 Facts you just need to know
Updated: Oct 18
October 6 marks World Cerebral Palsy Day. We collected for you 8 interesting facts that you have to know about this common disorder:
Cerebral palsy is a motor disability that is caused by damage to the brain before or during birth, or shortly after birth.
Cerebral Palsy Does Not Directly Affect Cognitive Function
It is the most common physical disability in childhood. 1 in 345 babies is diagnosed with cerebral palsy in the US.
Through intensive training that focuses on repetitions, individuals with cerebral palsy can promote neuroplasticity and improve their motor functions.
Over half (about 50%-60%) of children with CP can walk independently.
Most CP is related to brain damage that happened before or during birth
Cerebral Palsy is Not Hereditary so the chances of an adult with cerebral palsy passing down the motor disability to their child is the same as an adult without cerebral palsy.
With the appropriate services and support, children and adults with CP can stay well, active, and a part of the community for many years.
One innovative way to train is by using PLAYBALL. This smart therapy ball is an interactive system that helps individuals with CP of all ages, to keep up with their training in a fun and engaging way all while monitoring the performance and progress over time:
To learn more about the PLAYBALL therapy system visit: www.playwork.me