Research

Camp Leg Power Logo_No DateOur study entitled The Effect of a Physical Therapy Program Targeting Lower Extremity Motor Control in Children with Cerebral Palsy was a big success. We thank all of our counselors, campers, parents and supporters who helped us make it happen.  As our campers cheered at opening circle, “we are Camp Leg Power, the best camp in the west!”

Click here for a UCLA newsroom piece on our camp. This year we are collecting brain imaging and motor function data from children who haven’t attended camp. For more information, see below.

 Camp-Leg-Power-02  Camp Leg Power at the UCLA Center for Cerebral Palsy

 


JRodiriguez2 The Center for Cerebral Palsy participates in research that meets our mission to understand the causes of movement disorders and assess the effectiveness of treatments in cerebral palsy. The Center currently has the following research opportunities:

Transforming Women’s Healthcare – In collaboration with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF), the Center is participating in a multi-site project to address the challenges that women with cerebral palsy face in obtaining quality women’s health care.  The result of this work is that UCLA’s OB/GYN Clinics are accessible and the staff are trained in the care and treatment of women with CP. To make an appointment in the UCLA OB/GYN clinic, please call (310) 825-5961 or click here for more information.

Would you like a picture of your child’s brain? We are studying brain imaging and motor function in 6 to 18 year old children who were born prematurely and have spastic diplegic cerebral palsy. Children must be able to walk by themselves with or without a walker, cane or crutches. They must be able to understand and follow  simple directions and be able to lie still for up to ten minutes at a time. For a copy of the information flyer, please click here.

Is your child interested in video gaming but finds the controller difficult to use? We are working with CPF and Microsoft on an exciting new project using the product “Copilot”. Copilot allows two controllers to operate the same Xbox game. This enables a parent, sibling or friend to share the physical requirements of game play with a child with CP. For a copy of the information flyer, click here.

If you are interested in participating in any of these programs, or would like more information, please contact the Center for CP at (310) 825-5858 or email Marcia Greenberg at mgreenberg@mednet.ucla.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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