It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Cerebral Palsy Message Board

Adult Cerebral Palsy Specialist?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-27-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1
apzap HB User
Adult Cerebral Palsy Specialist?


My father-in-law is 73 and has CP. Over the weekend, blood clots were found in his legs, and after a lifetime of independence he had part of his leg amputated.

He is now in a lot of pain, which his doctors can't seem to find a way to help even with a variety of medications.

I was hoping to find a specialist in adult CP to ask some questions and see if there is any experience with pain from surgery in people with CP. Unfortunately, most of the information found online is for children and newborns.

If anybody happens to know of a doctor specializing in adults with CP, our family would love to ask some questions!


Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 07-28-2010, 06:27 AM   #2
Senior Member
Basswife's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 227
Basswife HB UserBasswife HB User
Re: Adult Cerebral Palsy Specialist?

Where do you live? The Bobath Centre in London specialise in children with CP but they also help adults with brain injury and have a wealth of knowledge between them. If you are not in the UK the centre is online and there is an e-mail address which I am sure someone would be able to help you and give you advice. They are not doctors but they know CP very well and deal with both adults and children.

Old 08-09-2010, 03:02 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 21
gracie10 HB User
Re: Adult Cerebral Palsy Specialist?

There are at least three places in the US that I have heard about which have specialized clinics for adults with CP. I have yet to utilize any of the clinics for my own needs and can not specifically reccomend one or another but they all have websites and liason specialists to discuss their available services.

Gillette, in Minniapolis/St. Paul
UCLA Medical Center, has a separate specialized clinic in Santa Monica
Rady, in San Diego

There may be more across the country but these are the only ones I have found so far.

best of luck,

Old 08-09-2010, 09:57 PM   #4
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 79
yankeegirl HB Useryankeegirl HB Useryankeegirl HB Useryankeegirl HB User
Re: Adult Cerebral Palsy Specialist?

Thank you Gracie10; I have needed this information for ages!!!

Old 01-18-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 393
prisc1125 HB User
Re: Adult Cerebral Palsy Specialist?

Hi gracie10,
I see you are in MA. I am too. It is very difficult to find doctors here that treat adult CP. I feel I have been on a merry-go-round and each specialist seems to recommend the same thing or sends me to another specialist. In other words, I get no answers.

Has this been your experience?

Thanks for this information. Just what is needed!


Last edited by prisc1125; 01-18-2011 at 03:07 PM.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Cerebral Palsy, Adult mleighj86 Cerebral Palsy 1 01-28-2010 09:21 AM
Anyone having hypotonic cerebral palsy? Mrs.Khan Cerebral Palsy 1 05-05-2008 01:00 PM
Concerned About Cerebral Palsy gmp377 Cerebral Palsy 9 03-21-2008 11:07 AM
Where should we move for Adult CP care? (long post) DavysDad Cerebral Palsy 14 04-06-2007 09:23 PM
cerebral palsy / multiple sclerosis? nikelboi Neuromuscular Diseases 1 04-04-2007 03:12 PM
Questions about Ataxic Cerebral Palsy AubreesMom19 Cerebral Palsy 5 02-08-2005 07:42 AM
What Is Cerebral Palsy musicmaker650 Cerebral Palsy 4 09-02-2004 11:51 PM
What Is Cerebral Palsy? musicmaker650 Cerebral Palsy 23 04-05-2004 06:04 PM
cause of death in cerebral palsy crazyperson Cerebral Palsy 4 09-04-2001 01:50 PM
Doctors Who Treat Adult Cerebral Palsy Evreux Cerebral Palsy 1 07-28-2001 11:54 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:40 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!