Orthotic Devices and Braces

Orthotic Devices and Braces

Children with cerebral palsy commonly suffer with muscle spasticity and this abnormal muscle tightness usually makes it harder to move and walk and rest in comfortable positions.  Spasticity may cause joints to be held relatively fixed in certain positions. This can also weaken other muscles around the joint. Orthotic devices and braces can help hold joints and parts of the child’s body in positions which then allow them to move more easily, sit with more stability, and encourage a child with cerebral palsy to develop more strength and mobility.

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CP Smile Project

The CP Smile Project is a community project that helps ensure children with cerebral palsy have access to recreational opportunities that allow them to engage in play and community involvement. We give monthly bursaries to families to help them provide the support needed for their child to engage in play and have fun.