Thursday, 12 March 2015

Cerebral Palsy Wheelchair

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder of the brain. Normally, the brain tells the rest of the body exactly what to do and when to do it.CP affects the brain, a person might not be able to walk, talk, eat, or move the way most people do.

CP affects a person's muscle tone and ability to coordinate body movements. People with CP have trouble controlling their muscles. CP Child Wheelchair affects the part of the brain that controls speech, a person with CP might have trouble talking clearly or not be able to speak at all.

Because cerebral palsy affects muscle control, some people have learning disabilities or behavior problems — though many people with CP don't have these issues. Other people with CP also have medical problems like seizures or epilepsy, or hearing impairment.

CP may work with these experts:
  • a pediatric orthopedist
  • a developmental pediatrician who looks at how the person is growing or developing compared with other teens
  • a pediatric physiatrist (or rehabilitation physician), who helps kids with disabilities of many kinds
  • therapists, like physical therapists to help with movement, occupational therapists to help with skills like handwriting, and speech therapists
 
Features
  • Ultra light weight aluminum alloy frame
  • Epoxy powder coated frame
  • Detachable arm rest provided
  • Height adjustable and detachable head rest
  • Hydraulic reclining high back for a comfortable posture
  • Detachable back and seat pad
  • Extra cushion upholstery provided to under arm, head. 
  • Hand brakes provided
  • Safety belt provided

Cerebral Palsy is a long-term chronic medical condition that requires long-term supportive care services.Cerebral Palsy often have other associative and co-mitigating medical conditions, including cognitive challenges, vision loss, hearing impairment, and seizures. These conditions require diagnosis, treatment and maintenance all at significant cost.The family of an individual with cerebral palsy is likely to incur significant expenses related to the ongoing need for medical care, special education services, developmental assistance, and assisted living. Other factors, such as the indirect costs of lost productivity and wages, as well as occupational limitations, also contribute to the overall expense.

Cerebral palsy is the most common developmental disability amongst children in the United States. According to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, approximately 764,000 children and adults in the U.S. are living with one or more symptoms of cerebral palsy.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and UCP estimate approximately 8,000 to 10,000 babies will develop cerebral palsy each year.

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