Let’s Talk CP

Let’s Talk CP

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation is connecting the Cerebral Palsy community one podcast at a time with “Let’s Talk CP” The new podcast series bringing you education, conversation, support and much more on a variety of topics. Join Jason Benetti, White Sox and ESPN sports announcer, and friends, as we get real with families, clinicians and researchers asking the questions you want to know about your CP journey. We’re all in this together. Have a topic you’d love to learn more about? Please email us at info@yourcpf.org

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May 17, 2021 34 min

Don't miss Part Two of this very special episode series, when CPF podcast host Cynthia Frisina dives deeper with Michael Kutcher into his life growing up in Iowa with cerebral palsy, his "coming of age" and life as the twin brother of actor Christopher "Ashton" Kutcher.

Throughout his childhood, Michael worked to overcome issues with eyesight, speech, and motor skill development. Unfortunately Michael’s uphill b...

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Are you interested in learning more about possible genetic causes of Cerebral Palsy?

Let's Talk CP host, Cynthia Frisina talks with Dr. Michael Kruer about this topic and his ground-breaking research in part two of a fascinating discussion about the possible genetic causes of CP and new research. When Michael Kruer was in medical school, he knew he wanted to work with children.

With advancements in gene therapy opening up incred...

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Growing up Kutcher. Michael Kutcher on Life with Cerebral Palsy Part One

From the moment of birth, Michael Kutcher has overcome challenges and conquered obstacles that most people never experience. Born February 7th, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa as the unexpected twin brother of actor Christopher “Ashton” Kutcher. By age three, Michael was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy.

Throughout his childhood, Michael worked to overcome issues wit...

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If you're interested in learning more about what is involved with genetic testing  and  how a visit with a genetic counselor might be helpful, join Cynthia Frisina, the host of Let's Talk CP, as she dives deep with licensed genetic counselor, Danielle Lemke and they talk about what genetic counseling really is, how it can help and  what it might be used for as it relates to potential genetic causes of cerebral palsy. 

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Can there be a genetic cause of Cerebral Palsy in some cases?

Let's Talk CP host, Cynthia Frisina talks with Dr. Michael Kruer about this topic and his ground-breaking research in Part 1 of a two-part discussion about the possible genetic causes of CP. When Michael Kruer was in medical school, he knew he wanted to work with children. With advancements in gene therapy opening up incredible opportunities in neuroscience, he rea...

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Wondering what to expect if your child has an appointment with a pediatric orthopedic surgeon?

Still confused about the different types and levels of cerebral palsy?

Cerebral Palsy Foundation host, Cynthia Frisina talks in depth with pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. Hank Chambers, who is also the father of an adult son with CP, about different considerations for different ages and stages of a child with cerebral palsy. Dr. Hank Chamb...

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Preparing yourself and your child well for medical appointments means a better experience for everyone. Our “Let’s Talk CP” podcast series continues Cerebral Palsy Foundation host, Cynthia Frisina talking with Physiatrist Dr. Lisa Thornton about cerebral palsy, spasticity and what to expect at many kinds of medical appointments.

Questions include what to expect when procedures like botulinum toxin injections are recommended, how to...

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Introduction of Let’s Talk CP.
What Questions Should You Be Asking Your Child’s Clinician?

Episode summary and introduction:​
Our “Let’s Talk CP” podcast series kicks off with a great conversation about what questions to ask your child’s clinician when your child has cerebral palsy.
How should you prepare for a medical appointment?
What questions should you ask?
Should you get a second opinion?

Join Cerebral Palsy Foundation host, Cynthia...

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