Diagnosis and Treatment of Motor Disabilities in Children
During this presentation I learned a lot of new things about deformities that I already knew about and about deformities that I’ve never even heard of. All of it has to do with the brain development mainly. If something were to go wrong with you and it could be just a small little incident that occurs with your brain then it goes all down hill from there.
Cerebral Palsy appears in infancy to early childhood and permanently affects the body movement and muscles, but it doesn’t worse over time. Some people think that this deformity is caused by problems of the muscle or nerves, but it’s not. It is actually caused by abnormalities in parts of the brain that control muscle movements. Children can also get it by trauma at birth, shaken baby syndrome, prematurity, and umbilical cord wrapped around neck of the baby. Majority of children that have Cerebral Palsy are born with it, although the doctors may not realize until months or years later. Traumatic Brain Injury is when you have problems from the frontal lobe and the occipital lobe of the brain. It’s kind of like whiplash.
At 2-4 months infants should start to roll over on to there stomachs, hold their head up and also hold their head up steady when being carried. 5-8 months they should be sitting up on their own and standing up on their own. 9-12 months they should be standing alone and walking alone. With In Toeing it comes more from the hips and makes the child walk “pigeon toed”. In toeing usually causes a slight delay in the child’s crawl, walk and standing. Toe Walk is when the child walks either on their tippy toes or on the balls of their feet. Usually when children begin to walk they usually do this but if they continue to its either out of habit or caused by Cerebral Palsy or Autism. Club Foot is a range of unusual positions of the foot. The foot is usually smaller than normal, it may point downward, rotated toward the other foot or in extreme...
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