Cerebral Palsy (or CP) can sometimes be a difficult condition to understand, especially if you don’t know anyone with CP. If your child or someone else close to you has recently been diagnosed with CP, it can be a little overwhelming knowing where to start.

What is CP?

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong disability and a non-progressive disease. Cerebral’ refers to the brain and ‘palsy’ indicates problems with movement. CP is an umbrella term that covers disabilities associated with movement and posture (coordination and motor function). It occurs after a baby’s brain is injured before, during or very shortly after birth.

To help better understand the complexity of CP, we have created an infographic that sets out to explain CP in simple terms.

The infographic cover topics such as:

  • What is CP
  • The 3 types of CP
  • Classifications of CP
  • What treatments are available

Although CP can be a complex issue, this infographic will help you understand the different aspects that you should be aware of as a parent in plain, simple, terms. Hopefully, after reading you will be a little less confused and a little more informed!

For free access to the infographic, please click the button below.

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Rikke Damkjær Moen - Physiotherapist and Medical Manager

Rikke Damkjær Moen - Physiotherapist and Medical Manager

Rikke Damkjær Moen brings many years of experience as clinical physiotherapist to the Made for Movement team. Her mission is to ensure that everybody, regardless of mobility problems, should be able to experience the joy and health benefits of physical activity. As our Medical Manager, Rikke is passionate about sharing knowledge so that individuals with special needs, families, and clinicians can discover the possibilities and solutions provided by Made for Movement.