The term Cerebral Palsy is used to describe chronic loss of movement or loss of nerve functions. Commonly this loss of motor control results in
- muscle tightness or spasm
- abnormal gait and mobility
- impairment of sight, hearing and/or speech
- involuntary movement
- atypical sensation and perception
Cerebral palsy is a result if damage to the brain. Often this damage is a result of hypoxia or asphyxia simply meaning lack of oxygen to the brain occurring before, during or near the time of birth.