Cerebral Palsy (CP)

According to the CDC, Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. CP is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles.

The symptoms of CP vary from person to person. A person with severe CP might need to use special equipment to be able to walk, or might not be able to walk at all and use a wheelchair. A person with mild CP, on the other hand, might walk a little awkwardly, but might not need any special help.  All people with CP have problems with movement and posture. Many also have related conditions such as intellectual disability.

The Bowhead Reach is the perfect mobility solution for people with Cerebral Palsy. Whether they have mild or severe CP, The Bowhead Reach helps get back their mobility, independence, and freedom. Currently we have two young Team Bowhead members with Cerebral Palsy, Jack and Richie (see photos below.)

Cerebral Palsy is a unique disorder because it can qualify for both the Paralympics and the Special Olympics depending on the conditions involved. The Paralympics and Special Olympics allow for inclusive participation in sports and activities that would typically seem out of reach for many. Just like these amazing organizations, Bowhead Corp has engineered a way for people to get back out into nature, adventuring, and spending time with loved ones.