Community developmental and neurological conditions

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Cerebral palsy(CP) is a  physical disability that affects movement , muscle tone and balance. Children with Cerebral Palsy might have mild problems with movement affecting their mobility.

 For more info please click here

Neuromuscular disorders

Neuromuscular disorders include a wide - range of diseases affecting the person’s nerves and muscles that may result in muscle weakness, balance and sensory problems.

Common conditions that we may see in our service includes

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), - is a genetic disease that causes muscle weakness and wasting.
  • Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) characterized by progressive loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation across various parts of body.
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a condition that causes muscle weakness and atrophy (muscle wasting).

Please see links below for further information and support groups:

Other Common Paediatric Conditions

  • Spina Bifida - occurs when the spinal cord has not formed properly, and may also be damaged. Spina Bifida can cause a wide range of symptoms , including movement , bladder and bowel problems
  • Erb's palsy (Brachial Plexus Paralysis ) is an injury that occurs during childbirth. It happens when the nerves in a baby’s upper arm are damaged.
  • Torticollis/ Preferential head turning /Plagiocephaly – is a condition when the child’s head is tilted to one side and the child is unable to turn to the opposite side.

Please see links below for further information and support groups: