Cerebral palsy – what’s in a name?
The name Cerebral Palsy (CP) has been around for quite sometime and used for a wide spectrum of developmental and acquired neurological disorders. CP is not a primary disease or disorder of muscle as many people think. It is not a disease or primary disorder of bone, joint or tendon which would be convenient but not true.
Over time, a considerable number of conditions affecting the developmental process and maturation of skills have been unceremoniously added to this increasingly expansive, heterogeneous diagnosis called Cerebral Palsy.