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Cerebral Palsy

Types of CP

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Spastic cerebral palsy refers to the increased tone, or tension, in a muscle. The muscles are constantly tense, or spastic.
Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy tends to affect the legs of a patient more than the arms. The gait is typically characterized by a crouched gait. Toe walking and flexed knees are common attributes
Ataxic Cerebral Palsy affects coordination of movement. poor or low muscle tone, also known as hypotonic. tremor, especially when attempting quick or precise movements, such as writing or buttoning a shirt
Athetoid Cerebral Palsy slow, writhing involuntary muscle movement. nwanted movements may be small or big, rapid, irregularly repetitive, random, or jerky. inability to hold posture
Mixed Cerebral Palsy usually have both the tight muscle tone of spastic cerebral palsy and the involuntary movements of athetoid cerebral palsy.
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