Canada Revenue Agency Number
84999 8885 RR0001
Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term for a group of disorders that effect a person's movement and posture during development. The limitations in movement and posture are a result of a lesion/injury to the brain that occurs either in utero, at birth, or during infancy. Where the lesion in the brain is located and the severity of the leison, effects how that individual can move and maintain posture. Many children and adults with cerebral palsy can walk with just the help of an orthotic or leg brace. Others may require walkers or crutches. For many individuals with cerebral palsy a manual or power wheelchair may be their form of mobility. Physical and occupational therapy is essential throughout the lifespan of a person with cerebral palsy so they may increase or maintain their level of mobility and independence. Proper adaptive technology/therapeutic equipment is also important for these individuals so they may access their home and community environments while preventing further complications that can occur with the lack of or improper equipment.