Camp Leg Power Propels Kids with Cerebral Palsy Forward
“Most kids with cerebral palsy have individual physical-therapy sessions during the year, which can get tedious,” says Eileen Fowler, PhD, PT, Peter William Shapiro Chair and director of research and education for the UCLA Center for Cerebral Palsy. “Having a summer program that lets campers participate in creative therapeutic activities with their peers builds skills and confidence. And we make sure it really is fun.” Check out the article here.
The project is a collaboration among the Center for Cerebral Palsy in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the UCLA Brain Mapping Institute, the Department of Pediatrics and the Tarjan Center in the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. It is one of the first studies examining the before-and-after effects of intense lower-extremity physical therapy and the corresponding changes in brain activity measured in magnetic resonance imaging scans.