Outcomes of Hip Interventions for Children with Cerebral Palsy – An International Multi-Centre Prospective Comparative Cohort Study (2013)

This research compared outcomes for patients with CP based on when and if they receive surgery for hip dislocation. Such surgery is very common for people with CP, and the timing of treatment is problematic because of the developmental issues. Based on this research, a grant was submitted to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research […]

Effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation Neuroprosthesis in Children with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy (2013)

Individuals with hemiplegic CP often use uncomfortable prosthetic devices that limit their mobility but help them retain balance. This grant test an alternative prosthetic that may be lower profile and more effective at helping individuals regain their independence. Initial Observations Core Questions Do these neuropathies help correct gait and mobility, both when worn and discarded?Do […]

Osteoporosis in Children with Cerebral Palsy (2013)

Treatments for low bone density in children with cerebral palsy (CP) are based on adult treatments. Better treatments will emerge when scientists study on their intended subjects. This grant examines the role of hormones in bone remodeling in children and tests bone samples to determine the mechanism behind low bone density in children. Initial Observations […]