Newsletter 7, CP, Rosemary



Lumelang bo Mme le bo Ntate

It was such a pleasure to be with some of you at last years physiotherapy workshop at Paray hospital. It was a great time. We already are preparing this years workshop which will be held in December. If you have friends or colleagues who are interested in our topics or would like to recieve the newsletter, I will gladly put their name on the mailing list.

In this newsletter I would like to focus on three topics:

– What are suggesting signs that a newborn child is affected of CP?

– What are major deficits of CP?

– How can we support our patients and their physiotherapy treatment with the herb Rosemary?

I would like to remind you that in order to complete last years workshop you have to send back the questionnaire. In case you did not recieve it please let me know.

Enjoy the reading! I wish you all a happy time.

God bless you

Ntate Thuso W. Fasser




Phone and sms:  0041 795127821 or 0039 3203527114


1.) Signs suggestive of CP in an infant

  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Excessive docility or irritability
  • Poor eye contact
  • Poor sleep
  • Oromotor problems
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Poor sucking
  • Tongue retraction
  • Persistent bite
  • Grimacing
  • Poor mobility
  • Poor head control
  • Hand preference before 2 years of age
  • Abnormal tone

2.) Major deficits in patients with CP

  • Loss of selective motor control and dependence on primitive reflex patterns for movement
  • Abnormal muscle tone that is strongly influenced by body posture, position & movement
  • Imbalance between agonist and antagonist muscles that, with time and growth, leads to fixed muscle contracture and bony deformity impaired body balance mechanisms
  • Sensory loss
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • Superficial & deep sensation
  • Associated problems
  • Seizures
  • Mental retardation
  • Behavior problems
  • Nutrition
  • Constipation


Link to Rosemary:


Rosemary in SESOTHO


Link to Videos about CP:

Cerebral Palsy



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