Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is caused by a brain injury and affects movement and muscle tone in different parts of the body, depending on the location of damage in the brain. Almost half of children living with cerebral palsy develop hypertonia (excessive muscle tension) or spasticity (excessive muscle tension with increased tendon reflexes). Currently there is not a cure for cerebral palsy, but experts can help address symptoms.

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