The UCLA Center for Cerebral Palsy is dedicated to educating professionals in the most up-to-date assessment and treatment approaches and tools for people with cerebral palsy. Our mission also includes educating consumers on available treatment options for people with cerebral palsy. We continue to train physicians and other health care providers in our inter-disciplinary lifespan clinic.
In partnership with UCP Wheels for Humanity, the Center is improving the level of rehabilitation services provided in developing countries. Funded by USAID, the projects are aimed at health care providers, community health workers and consumers. The Center’s Clinical Coordinator Marcia Greenberg MS, PT has traveled to El Salvador and Ukraine to train therapists in using evidence-based medicine in the treatment of children and adults with neurological disabilities.
As a part of this program’s outreach and sustainability, a conference for stakeholders was held in El Salvador in October 2014. Dr. William Oppenheim, the Center for Cerebral Palsy’s director, was the keynote speaker. This program trained over 300 physical therapists in El Salvador and provided state-of-the art physical therapy to over 200 children and adults with neurological injuries. Similar work is being done in Ukraine. For more information about UCP Wheels for Humanity and their international programs, please click here.
We plan on continuing of educational efforts in the US, including the annual Margaret Jones Conference on Cerebral Palsy in the near future. If you would like more information about any of the Center’s educational programs, or to be placed on the mailing list for future programs, please e-mail us or call (310) 825-5858.