About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a term used to cover several neurological conditions.

These conditions are caused before, during or shortly after birth as a result of injury to the brain due to any of the following reasons:

  • Limited or interrupted oxygen supply to the brain
  • A bleed within the baby’s brain
  • A premature or difficult birth process
  • The mother catching an infection whilst pregnant
  • Changes in genes which affect the development of the brain

Cerebral Palsy can affect muscle control, coordination, and tone, reflexes, posture and balance. Often a person with Cerebral Palsy will display signs of the condition, but the effects can vary greatly from person to person

Source: http://www.cerebralpalsy.org.uk