What is Cerebral Palsy ?

A Brighter Future Organisation Inc was established to assist children with cerebral palsy and other associated neurological conditions.

Cerebral palsy is the name given to a condition which affects the way the brain controls the muscles of the body. This results in difficulties in movement and posture. It is usually caused by a brain injury that occurs just before, during or after birth or by an acquired brain injury occurring in the early years of life.

There is no known cure for this condition. It can be as mild as a weakness in one hand, ranging to an almost complete lack of movement. Muscles can be stiff or tight, some people may have seizures and other impairments affecting their speech, vision, hearing and/or intellect.

Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood. It is estimated two to three people out of every 1000 will have cerebral palsy. Early intervention treatment for children in Queensland with cerebral palsy is through the Cerebral Palsy League or the CP Health Service and typically is limited to physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy (OT), Botox treatment, serial casting and surgery.

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