Refers to any one of a number of neurological or movement disorders that will not worsen over time but do permanently affect body movement and muscle control.
Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents. Medical and genetic reasons mixed with lifestyle habits can make weight management more challenging.
Examples of learning disorders are Dyslexia, Expressive Language Disorder, Receptive Language Disorder, Visual Processing Disorder, Dysgraphia, and Auditory Processing Disorders.
Broadly concerned with the skeletal system (bones). Orthopaedic conditions may occur at birth or develop over time. Examples of orthopaedic conditions are scoliosis, club feet, hip dysplasia, joint pain, and gait abnormalities and conditions associated with trauma and injury.
A medical condition that presents as an abnormal curve of the spine. It is occasionally seen in children with cerebral palsy, spinal muscle atrophy or following trauma.
A neurological disorder causing difficulties processing information from the senses; touch, movement, smell, etc.
A developmental birth defect involving the neural tube. As well, the spinal vertebrae overlying the open portion of the spinal cord do not completely form or close.
Damage to the spinal cord that result in a loss of function such as movement or feeling. Frequent causes of damage are trauma (car accident, gunshot, falls, etc.) or disease (polio, spina bifida, Friedreich's Ataxia, etc.).
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