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... When my child is tired, she crosses her legs, always right over left, and she stretches and contracts her legs. It looks as if she is in pain but she says nothing hurts. She only does it when she is sitting. Never in bed or while playing. ... (1 replies)
... Hi! Our little girl does the exact same thing; have you any more information? (1 replies)
... My little one was about 8mths old when I first knew there was something wrong, but she was my 5th child so I knew early, even the Maternal Child Health Nurse didn't pick it up. I googled 'stiff legs' and CP came up and I knew then and there that's what she had, our GP agreed. ... (23 replies)

... My son will be 4 years old soon. He is a twin, and he has pretty much what your son has, spastic diplegia. He gets botox every 3 months. He has never been in casts. We do alot of stretching, so he has great range. He wears knee immobilizers at night, so that prevents him from sleeping in the fetal position(all curled up). He gets baclofen once a day, 10 MG at night. I... (13 replies)
Yoga
Jan 25, 2009
... Does anyone here on the board that has CP do Yoga or has a child that does Yoga? ... (0 replies)
... I am 39 and I have L spastic hemiplegia. I am in Physical therapy learning stretches to keep my abdominal muscles from tightening and causing back and hip pain. ... (3 replies)
Serial casting
Jan 6, 2004
... Amgfos, I endured so many "experimental" surgeries and so much physical thearpy between the ages of 5 and 17 that I could just scream, even now! While it is important to stretch and exercise the joints and muscles, it's especially important to do this while your bones and muscles are still growing. After they stop, I'm sorry to say, that's about it for mobility and posture... (15 replies)
... strength and flexibility with Conductive Education. Just google Conductive Ed for more info and for therapist in your area. In brief, Conductive Ed is about the child learning motor skills so they can adapt to their environment, as opposed to adapting the environment to the child via splints and other aids. ... (2 replies)
... possible. Just try to keep that in your mind. I have a few suggestions. One is movement movement movement! Another is stimulation stimulation stimulation! For a child with CP to reach their potential they have to be moved and stimulated. ... (7 replies)
... er while talking to other students that went there with me that I discovered why I always hated going in the therapy room and that was because there was always a child that was crying and or saying "no" and that is very upsetting for other children because you can't help but wonder what is happening where you can't see. ... (7 replies)
... er while talking to other students that went there with me that I discovered why I always hated going in the therapy room and that was because there was always a child that was crying and or saying "no" and that is very upsetting for other children because you can't help but wonder what is happening where you can't see. ... (7 replies)
... When she was a baby her hands were often in fists, but as she's gotten older they aren't anymore. Arm stretches seem to have helped her a lot. ... (17 replies)
... I'm glad that you wrote back. You are right, CP isn't the end of the world. I wished that I could switch places with my child. I really do. I know though(therapists always tell me this), as long as you do daily stretching, and exercise, and keep on a healthy weight, one can conquer CP. It is what it is, and one has to put extra effort into walking, climbing, lifting... (7 replies)
... Thanks so much - we have just videoed all of these things actually in preparation to send over to Aussie for assessment - we have had no problems getting my son to do this and have had contact with a lovely physio from Aussie who has given us some ideas of what sorts of things are involved, which parallels what you have just written. So at the moment in the process of... (14 replies)
... We also have lots of qstns about schooling but I am not sure if your child is at school yet. ... (17 replies)
Botox Anyone?
Nov 23, 2004
... and has had ankle cord lengthening and wears AFO's she also goes to PT two to three times a week and has a PT room here at home where she does her stretches and other activities like those at PT. ... (8 replies)
... I had very few problems as a child and had my achilles tendon lengthened when I was 17. My problems started a year ago with lower back pain, and a decreased range of motion. ... (16 replies)
Battling fatigue
Jul 29, 2003
... hat I can do to prevent future problems or possibly make them a lesser problem. That is really what I am looking for. We cannot be compared to children. As a child I was fine. Like I said just a slight limping problem. ... (627 replies)
Battling fatigue
May 14, 2003
... Usually I feel better after the gym....well I got to the stretches and for the first time they made things worse. And this kind of pain is very hard to cover with a distraction. ... (627 replies)
Battling fatigue
Apr 23, 2003
... Prisc1125, Hey there friend! Just got back from the gym so I am feeling pretty good right now. I asked the trainer there about pilates and she said that unless my alignment through my back was off she doesn't really see why I couldn't try them, but she was afraid to say too much because she doesn't want to overstep the PT. I only had my achilles tendon lengthened the... (627 replies)


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