Feeding brain injured infants. Getting off to a good start and a letter to my younger self.

As my regular readers will know, I want to share as much of the information I've learned as possible so you can benefit from my research. So in this post about feeding a baby with a brain injury, I want to start by highlighting why I think it is so important to address inflammation within … Continue reading Feeding brain injured infants. Getting off to a good start and a letter to my younger self.

The main nutritional issues in CP: Feeding and Nutrient uptake challenges

I divided the challenges of feeding and nutrition in CP into two branches; the mechanics involved in eating and the dysregulation of the body. In the beginning, I felt daunted by the whole idea of optimizing Emma's nutrition. The obstacles we faced were overwhelming. I felt like one of the hobbits facing a dark warrior … Continue reading The main nutritional issues in CP: Feeding and Nutrient uptake challenges

Which CP Therapy to choose? My simple guide to therapy options

The first question I'm always asked about ABR is: "Where does ABR fit into the therapy constellation for Cerebral Palsy?" I have come up with a basic therapy map that helps create context for the uninitiated. I remember the hours I spent scouring the internet for "answers" just after Emma was diagnosed. It was awful! … Continue reading Which CP Therapy to choose? My simple guide to therapy options

The Proof: Emma’s Progress with Connective tissue targeting therapy

I knew I wanted to write about the progress we've seen in Emma since we started with ABR, but looking through my photographs today, I'm once again amazed at what a huge difference there is. In the pictures on this page, you'll first see an unhappy 20-month-old baby. This was back in November 2011. Then, … Continue reading The Proof: Emma’s Progress with Connective tissue targeting therapy

Connective tissue based therapy: What I wished I had known from the start

Two weeks after making contact with the ABR team, I found myself in the car driving the five hours to Vienna for our first assessment. Emma was now almost two years old. We had made no progress despite intensive neurorehabiltative work. We were doing physiotherapy about twice a week, and on the other three days … Continue reading Connective tissue based therapy: What I wished I had known from the start