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Let’s Move As One on World Cerebral Palsy Day!

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World Cerebral Palsy Day

On Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 pm help create a wave around the world, from New Zealand to Alaska. Plan 30 minutes of outdoor physical activity with your friends and family. Share your photos and video clips on social media with the hashtag #CPMoveAsOne. Tag @BurkeNeuroSci on Instagram for a chance to be featured on our social media channels.

Activities – think FUN! 

Use your imagination or do something you enjoy, anything that gets you moving for up to 30 minutes. Please consider safety in all activities and get the appropriate support when required.

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Cerebral Palsy Research at Burke Neurological Institute 

Our Clinical Laboratory for Early Brain Injury Recovery (The Friel Lab) research focuses on the importance of motor activity in neurorehabilitation. We engage people with cerebral palsy (CP) in intensive hand therapies, using intensive play-based therapy or robotic therapy. We also use non-invasive brain stimulation to study how intensive hand therapy changes motor circuits in the brain.

About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common physical disability in childhood. There is no known cure. It is a condition that is permanent, but not unchanging. Innovative research at the Burke Neurological Institute fuels the advancement of effective therapies for people living with CP. 

In honor of World Cerebral Palsy Day, here are 15 Things Everyone Should Know About Cerebral Palsy.