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Pilot Multi-center Evaluations of Reflex and Nonreflex changes in Cerebral Palsy Using a Portable Device (2014)

We must fully understand cerebral palsy (CP) symptoms to treat the disorder. Spastic hypertonia, a muscle impairment, prevents individuals from experiencing normal life. But it cannot be quantitatively evaluated

Computed Tomography and Ultrasound Guided Cryoablation of the Salivary Glands in a Porcine Model (2014)

This research tested cryoablation to permanently resolve the drooling that so many people from cerebral palsy suffer from.  Previously, temporary treatments produced dry-mouth side effects which can lead to

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

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

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

Large Amplitude Training for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Planning and Feasibility Study (2012)

This was a  “Planning and Feasibility Study” investigating an approach that was previously successful in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Individuals with cerebral palsy (CP) often have challenges walking. This

Effects of Transcranial Direct Cortical Stimulations in Cortical Plasticity and Motor Learning in Children with Cerebral Palsy (2012)

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Overview Individuals with CP can struggle to walk and learn on time with their peers. This grant seeks to test a new form of treatment that

Collaborative Study of Robotic Assisted Therapy in Children (2011)

This project involved robotically-assisted (repetitive) physical therapy to improve mobility of arms and hands in children with CP.  A collaborative group included researchers from Blythedale Children’s Hospital, Riley Hospital

Learn from Every Patient at Every Visit: a Pilot Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy (2011)

The project “Learn from Every Patient” involved 1000 children with cerebral palsy to find the best treatments and apply new standards.  The results of this project have been implemented

Early Grant Recipients

Baclofen Pump Research Several research projects headed by Dr. Leland Albright, a pioneer in the use of the Baclofen Pump (ITB Therapy, or intrathecal baclofen therapy) which is a