Cerebral Palsy (CP) is not a disease or an illness. It is the description of a physical impairment that affects movement. The movement problems vary from barely noticeable to extremely severe. No two people with cp are the same; it is as individual as people themselves.

"Cerebral palsy" includes a variety of conditions. The three main types correspond to injuries to different parts of the brain:

  • People with spastic cp find that some muscles become very stiff and weak, especially under effort. This can affect their control of movement.

  • People with athetoid cp have some loss of control of their posture, and they tend to make unwanted movements.

  • People with ataxic cp usually have problems with balance. They may also have shaky hand movements and irregular speech.

I think I have all three of them, hey am I lucky! hehe