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
  • seizures
  • 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.