Reflux Disability Explained

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD; or GORD when spelling oesophageal, the BE form) is defined as chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of gastric contents into the esophagus. This is commonly due to transient…

What is Marfan Scoliosis

Marfan Syndrome The Marfan syndrome is a medical condition and is classified as a heritable disorder of connective tissue. Connective tissue (including the extra-cellular matrix) is the glue and the scaffolding of the body, but is important in many more…

How Do We Look At Seizures and Epilepsy

Epilepsy Seizures Epilepsy Seizures are temporary abnormal electro-physiologic phenomena of the brain, resulting in abnormal synchronization of electrical neuronal activity. They can manifest as an alteration in mental state, tonic or clonic movements, convulsions, and various other psychic symptoms (such…

Special Education for Cerebral Palsy

Special Education for Cerebral Palsy
Conductive Education Conductive Education Conductive education, or CE, is an educational system that has been specifically developed for children and adults who have motor disorders of neurological origin such as cerebral palsy. It is based on the premise that a…

What is a Congenital Physical Anomaly

Congenital Disorder A congenital physical anomaly is an abnormality of the structure of a body part. An anomaly may or may not be perceived as a problem condition. Many, if not most, people have one or more minor physical anomalies…

Neurology Dealing With Disorders

Living with a Disability
Neurology Neurology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the nervous system. Specifically, it deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all categories of disease involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and…

How The Body Works

How The Body Works Breathing The body’s breathing apparatus is enclosed in an expansile bony cage, formed by the ribs, the spinal column, and the sternum. The floor of the cage is closed by the muscular diaphragm. Air passes down…

Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy In Children

Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy A form of cerebral palsy that affects all limbs Quadriplegia is a form of cerebral palsy that affects all limbs. Severe diplegia is often mistaken for mild quadriplegia because there is some overlap between terms and disagreement…