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Baseline Muscle Properties of individuals with Cerebral Palsy 

Spastic muscles of individuals with CP are usually smaller, stiffer and weaker. Recent research has shown that muscle preservation therapies and enhancement are important. Compare muscle quality before and after

Development of a Clinical Prediction Model for Predicting Post-operative Complications in Children with Cerebral Palsy 

Most common post-operative complications for CP patients are respiratory, surgical site and urinary tract infections. Core Questions Research Team

Cardiorespiratory Analytics in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Risk for Cerebral Palsy

Identification of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patients at highest risk for cerebral palsy early in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit stay can allow for earlier, targeted rehabilitation services starting

Shared Decision Making in Cerebral Palsy through Goal-based Patient Reported Outcome Measures

Patients, caregivers and parents are not always satisfied with the outcome of a recommended therapy or surgery because the expectations of doctors, patients, caregivers and parents differ. Initial Observations

The role of the Extracellular Matrix in Cerebral Palsy Muscle Dysfunction

Muscle stiffness and contractures are a main concern in cerebral palsy, as they limit mobility. The cause of muscle stiffness is not known. Initial Hypothesis Core Questions Research Team

Nationwide Community Grant (2020)

In addition to funding two traditional seed research grants in 2020, the Foundation funded (provided) a one-time $15,000 local community grant. The local grant aided Ohio families taking care

BI-UPCAT [BIlateral UPper-limb Children Action observation Training] for Children with Bilateral Cerebral Palsy (2020)

Individuals with CP often struggle to develop motor skills, especially in their arms. Helping those individuals develop these skills will encourage them to enjoy life with their friends and

Upper Extremity Function, Activity, Participation and Engagement before and after Hippotherapy in Children with Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cerebral Palsy (2020)

Children with CP can find it difficult to connect with physical therapy, especially if they have coexisting disorders like autism spectrum disorder. Hippotherapy, or physical therapy on horsebacks, can

MicroRNAs in Magnesium-Mediated Neuroprotection (2019)

Preterm babies are at greater risk for cerebral palsy. Administration of magnesium sulfate has a preventative effect on preterm labor. Magnesium affects production of microRNAs which are critical for

Reversal of Aged Muscle Stem Cell Dysfunction in Contractured Muscle from Cerebral Palsy (2019)

CP is associated with high muscle tension and stiffness, which can cause decreased range of motion of an individual’s muscles. Preventing or reversing muscle tension is essential for people