Cerebral Palsy Awareness
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is the world-renowned leader in the treatment of cerebral palsy. We change lives every day with our cutting-edge medical expertise to help our kids realize their potential.
For 123 years we have pioneered groundbreaking research, treatments and therapies to provide unparalleled care to children. When it comes to cerebral palsy, Gillette Children’s has the best solutions.
March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. All March, we are honoring and recognizing those who have cerebral palsy. Whether you or someone you know has cerebral palsy, or you're just starting to learn more about the condition, this resource will empower you to:
Read and share infographics about cerebral palsy.
Update your social media profiles with our custom cerebral palsy awareness month downloads.
Meet Gillette patients who have cerebral palsy and hear their inspiring stories.
Learn about cerebral palsy and different treatment options.
Donate to support cerebral palsy care at Gillette.
Read Cerebral Palsy Patient Stories
International Cerebral Palsy Patient Finds Help at GilletteA Venezuelan mother's prayers are answered as her daughter receives treatment for cerebral palsy at Gillette. “No word is good enough to express our gratitude for helping our daughter have a better quality of life and to overcome the challenges she’s had since birth,” she writes.
Infographic: Why Gillette is One of the World’s Top Centers for Cerebral PalsyDid you know that Gillette is one of the world's top centers for caring for kids who have cerebral palsy? Find out why.
Born with Cerebral Palsy, Lee Schuh, MD, Delivers Care with Knowledge and EmpathyHow many Southerners gladly move north to a place where blizzards are anticipated and celebrated? Lee Schuh, MD, did. See how Schuh draws on his experience living with cerebral palsy when he’s caring for his adult patients.
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, a Great Dane and the Minnesota Twins: Cameron’s “Wild Journey” to Improved MobilityCameron is an outgoing 6-year-old with bright red hair and a personality to match. Discover his journey through selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery to address symptoms of cerebral palsy, culminating with an experience with the Minnesota Twins.
International Research Collaboration Between Hospitals Helps Treat Children Who Have Chronic PainPain affects all aspects of life, but for many of us, it’s an abstract concept. But, for a moment, imagine what it would feel like to experience chronic pain for an entire month. Start with that, but now expand it out to a year—or maybe even, every day of your life.
Gait and Motion Analysis
Using innovative computer technology, motion analysis captures movements, muscle activity and forces that the eye can’t see. When people who have cerebral palsy experience problems with movement, motion analysis helps experts accurately identify problems specific to each patient—then recommend the best treatments.
Botulinum Toxin and Phenol (Injected Spasticity Medications)
When people who have cerebral palsy receive injected medications, such as botulinum toxin or phenol, their braces might fit better and their movement abilities often improve.
Cerebral Palsy Roadmap: What to Expect As Your Child Grows
Gillette created the Cerebral Palsy Road Map to help you understand what having cerebral palsy means for your child. This publication will show you how Gillette’s cerebral palsy experts can help meet your child’s needs. Learn more.
Connect with Others
Our Cerebral Palsy Resource Group Welcomes You!
Are you looking for a way to connect with people who have cerebral palsy and their families? Join Gillette's Cerebral Palsy Resource Group on Facebook!
Support Cerebral Palsy Patients
Donate and #CelebrateCP
Help fund a first-of-its-kind study to improve treatment and health outcomes for kids who have walking and movement disorders because of cerebral palsy. You’ll be ensuring a brighter tomorrow for kids who have cerebral palsy.