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Living with a disability can frustrate both for the person with the condition and their families. This frustration can turn into pleasure when life goals are achieved even from the earliest goal of learning to crawl, to writing your name. It doesn’t matter how small the achievement is it is the next step to independence. This […]

From knock-knees to pulled elbows, paediatrician Dr Benjamin Jacobs and orthopaedic surgeon Ms Deborah Eastwood advise on some common paediatric conditions. Delayed walking Most children walk with hel

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Disability refers to the social effects of physical or mental impairment. This definition, known as the ‘social model’ of disability, distinguishes between the impairment itself (such as a medical condition that makes a person unable to walk) and the disabling effects of society in relation to that impairment. In simple terms, it is not the […]

What are the Symptoms of Scoliosis The symptoms of scoliosis are: Prominent shoulder blade Uneven hip and shoulder levels. Asymmetric size or location of breast in females. Unequal distance between ar

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(CP) is an umbrella term encompassing a group of non-progressive, non-contagious diseases that cause physical disability in human development. Cerebral refers to the affected area of the brain, the cerebrum (however the centers have not been perfectly localised and the disease most likely involves connections between the cortex and other parts of the brain such […]
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Athetoid Cerebral Palsy 1961 My CP is Athetoid, which affects the area of movement and motor skills. This can cause much involuntary and uncontrollable reactions when doing every day tasks which can make certain things exhausting and difficult to do. However, the amount of unintentional movements, varies from day to day. Some day I am […]
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