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Archive for the 'Cerebral Palsy' Category

Benefits of keyboard playing in people with cerebral palsy

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

0Cerebral palsy results from injury to or abnormal development of the brain, with various problems in movement, posture, and other behavioral functions.

Researchers at the Graduate School of Education and Ewha Music Rehabilitation Center, in Seoul, Korea, studied the effects of Therapeutic Instrument Music Performance (TIMP) for fine motor exercises in adults with cerebral palsy.


Kinesiology tape

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

During the Olympics, you may have noticed brightly colored kinesiology (aka Kinesin) tape attached to the legs, backs, arms and other body parts of athletes.

It’s meant to help stabilize tendons and joints and provide pressure relief. Researchers at the National Defense Academy, in Japan, studied its potential to alleviate muscle weakness. (more…)

Music relieves anxiety in children during acupuncture

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

At the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital of Shenzhen, in China, researchers studied the effects of music on anxiety and pain during acupuncture treatment in children with cerebral palsy. (more…)

Any benefits of strength training in cerebral palsy?

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Not in children and adolescents according to this review by researchers at The University of Sydney, in Australia. (more…)

Giving magnesium to women at risk for preterm birth

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Babies born too early (preterm) have a higher risk of dying in the first weeks of life, and those who survive often have damage in the form of cerebral palsy

This Cochrane review identified positive effects of magnesium sulphate when given to women at risk of preterm birth. (more…)

Tuina: Chinese manipulative therapy

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

The Traverse City Record-Eagle has a story about a pilgrimage to China to learn about tuina (aka Tui Na).

Here’s what we know about tuina and research that’s been published in 2008. (more…)

Reducing the risk of cerebral palsy with magnesium

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Magnesium sulfate is given to prevent seizures in pregnant women with preeclampsia (high blood pressure, edema, and protein in the urine) and to inhibit preterm labor.

This Medscape report from the meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine states that injections of magnesium sulfate may protect against moderate to severe cerebral palsy. (more…)

Acupuncture for children

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Researchers from Los Angeles reviewed the literature and found acupuncture holds promise but,… surprise … more research is needed.

Here’s what we know today. (more…)

Rolfing: “Scientifically validated” body restructuring and movement education?

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

One certified Rolfer says it is, but she offers no links to studies to support the statement.

So, I searched PubMed for any articles with “Rolfing” in the title or text. (more…)