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This month is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and Lyons Davidson is proud to support Bobath as the Cardiff office’s charity of the year.

Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales is Cardiff- based charity that provides specialist therapy to children throughout Wales who have cerebral palsy.  Therapy can include specialist physiotherapy, occupational therapy and language therapy, and is designed to maximise a child’s potential and improve their quality of life.

Cerebral palsy causes

Cerebral palsy is a permanent disorder of posture and movement resulting from brain damage, occurring in the baby or young child.

Cerebral palsy is caused either by a lack of oxygen to the brain or as a result of a bleed in the brain.  Some examples of situations that can lead to this include strokes, problems while the baby is in the womb, infections, a traumatic birth or head injuries.

At Lyons Davidson, we recognise the benefits to children with cerebral palsy and their families of receiving specialist therapy sessions.  We have represented a number of children affected by cerebral palsy, often through delays in recognising that the child was in distress during labour or as a result of delays identifying and treating infections.  We have witnessed the positive benefits to children and families of receiving specialist input and advice, in sessions that can be continued at home.

How you can help

Cerebral Palsy awareness month takes place in October 2016 and Bobath organises a number of events to help raise funds so that they can continue with their work. Throughout the year, Bobath also organises fundraising events such as bake sales, welly walks and afternoon tea events.  They also have several shops that accept donated clothes and furniture.

Full details of forthcoming events and how you help support Bobath can be found at on their website or you can follow them on Twitter at @BobathWales.

Lyons Davidson clinical negligence department has dealt with many cases in relation to birth and brain injuries. If you would like more information about potentially pursing such a case then please contact Matthew Jones, Associate in the Clinical Negligence team, by emailing [email protected] or phoning 02920 905743.