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We are committed to creating a world where every child can live their story.   

Gillette Children’s honors the bold journey undertaken by children, parents, and care providers every single day.   The Cerebral Palsy Institute advances care through advocacy, clinical excellence, and research. Our efforts drive progress, offering hope and support to those with cerebral palsy.  

Join us in recognizing their unwavering spirit as they inspire us all with their bold journeys. This resource will empower you to learn more about a condition that impacts an average of 1 in every 324 children.   


Learn About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a collection of disorders caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the brain that occurs around the time of birth or early in life. Learn more.

Spasticity most commonly affects patients who have cerebral palsy. Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery corrects muscle spasticity by cutting the nerve rootlets in the spinal cord that are sending abnormal signals to the muscles.

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A common symptom of cerebral palsy, spasticity is a term that describes overly tight muscles caused by disrupted communication among the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

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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.

Learn More About Gait and Motion Analysis »

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. 

Learn More About Botulinum Toxin and Phenol »

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.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people who have a spectrum of disabilities, including cerebral palsy.

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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.