CPIRF CEO & President Glenn R. Tringali proudly accepted a $5000 donation from the CP Family Network, a nonprofit organization which serves as a resource for families of children with cerebral palsy that offers information, support and interaction. CPIRF partnered with the CP Family Network in their recent Facebook enrollment campaign which pledged $1 for every new “like” they received. The $5000 award, made possible by the law firm of Janet, Jenner, & Suggs LLC, will be used to recruit individuals with CP to test therapy and gaming applications in connection with a CPIRF research project that began in February 2012 involving Microsoft Kinect Xbox technologies. Please click on http://youtu.be/P0H-V00B1pI to view a short video about the program.
Most treatments for cerebral palsy (CP) are initially directed toward children. What is not clearly established is the long- term effects of such treatments. Many appear helpful in the short term but prove to be disadvantageous in the long run. Selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) is a permanent, irreversible neurosurgical procedure for reducing spasticity in cerebral palsy. Parents contemplating SDR for their child would like assurance that that there will not be harmful complications from it as the child ages into adolescence and adulthood. We now have new evidence...
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