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World Cerebral Palsy Day - Celebrate with Sidra Medicine

Join Sidra Medicine’s staff and wear green to celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day on October 6. Help create awareness and inspire action around cerebral palsy, celebrate diverse ability and make the world a more accessible place!

World Cerebral Palsy Day

Child Friendly, Family - Centered Care

The family is at the center of everything we do.  We know that parents are their child’s best advocates. We want parents to understand their child’s condition so they can make the best decisions.  All children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential and rehabilitation shows children what they are really capable of. Special needs should not stand in the way of your child living a happy, fun, and productive life.  At Sidra Medicine, our team of skilled rehabilitation specialists can show you how.

Patients who can benefit from rehabilitation include those diagnosed with:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Brachial plexus palsy
  • Genetic conditions that affect movement
  • Traumatic brain injury (for example after a car crash)
  • Worsening of a progressive disease
  • Spasticity (including Botox and our Movement Disorders Clinic)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Any condition that suddenly changes a child’s ability to move and function normally

Movement Disorders Clinic

The Movement Disorders Clinic at Sidra Medicine helps address problems such as spasticity (uncontrollable muscle stiffness) and dystonia (involuntary, abnormal jerking or twisting movements) in children and young people who have not responded to medications and therapy.  These children may benefit from state-of-the-art surgical interventions available at Sidra Medicine, such as selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) or intrathecal baclofen pump therapy (ITB). The most common diagnosis seen at the clinic are children with cerebral palsy, but other children with spasticity or dystonia may benefit.  
 
The clinic is staffed by a highly specialized team from nursing, neurosurgery, rehabilitation medicine, neurology, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.  
 
Children who are eligible for this clinic must be referred by one of the members of the specialty team.  Talk to your doctor if you think this clinic may be right for your child.

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OCT 6: World Cerebral Palsy Day

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