TMS Helps Children with Cerebral Palsy
Dr. Adam Kirton is using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a non-invasive tool to map the brain. TMS maps reveal how the brain reorganizes itself after an injury, including children with cerebral palsy. Using TMS, Kirton is helping these children improve their motor control. U
Dr. Adam Kirtin is the associate professor in the departments of paediatrics and clinical neurosciences at Cumming School of Medicine and is part of Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI).
brain-stimulation lab in Canada, at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI).
50 per cent
of Canadian families are affected by diseases or disorders of the brain.
of TMS for 10 days is what a group of minors received before heading into six hours of occupational and physical therapy. TMS, undeniably, improved the children’s motor function.
1 child a week
is diagnosed at Alberta Children’s Hospital with having had a stroke at birth causing cerebral palsy and physical disabilities, epilepsy, developmental delays and mental health and behavioural issues.
1,000 Alberta children
are currently living with a perinatal stroke of some type.