In addition to experts at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute developing a high-intensity form of therapy for children with cerebral palsy to help them move their impaired arms and legs, the Institute has created a new clinic to research more treatments for children with this disorder.
Children suffering from hemiparesis, which is essentially debilitation on one side of the body caused by injury on the opposite side of the brain, may be able to utilize this new form of therapy, in which their functioning arm and hand will be placed in a cast to encourage movement of the weaker limb.
Virginia Tech professor Sharon Ramey, who will co-head the clinic with fellow professor Stephanie DeLuca, said it is important for both sides of the body to work well, and the exercise will help to make that happen.
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