CP, short for Cerebral Palsy, is an injury in the brain that occurred sometime before the age of two. Either before birth, during labour or later. The reasons for this can vary, but contributing factors can be; Infections, circulation disorders, haemorrhage, genetical factors and premature birth.
Children with CP often have a delay in motor function development, but the symptoms vary depending on where the brain injury occurred and when it happened.
With CP there is always an influence on the motor function, how to move. There are many different motor symptoms, but weakness and impaired muscle control are present in most and, among other things, lead to delayed motor development in children with CP. The size of the impaired muscle control varies. In addition to the disability, many also have other disabilities, such as mental disabilities, epilepsy, perception disorders, speech difficulties and visual impairments. Cerebral palsy is divided into three main groups:
Another way of dividing CP is based on what a person with CP can do at different ages. It is partly about the gross motor skills, that is, being able to hold your head up, sit or walk. On the one hand, it is about the fine motor skills, that is to be able to grab and use the hands. The division for rough motor is called with an English abbreviation for GMFCS, and the division for fine motor for MACS.
Do also read our latest article What is CP?
In summary, Cerebral palsy cause various kinds of impact on the ability to move. In spastic CP, which is the most common, some muscles are tense and cannot relax. In other types of CP it is common with involuntary movements throughout the body or difficulties with balance and coordination of movements. These are symptoms that can be helped!
Our unique aid Mollii relieves a variety of symptoms that originates from various neurological injuries and diseases such as Cerebral Palsy, spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, stroke and MS.
Mollii is a suit consisting of a pair of trousers, a jacket and a detachable control unit which is used one hour every other day. The positive effects of stimulating the muscles with low frequency electric current is that you increase the ability to control your body and also contribute to higher quality of life.