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  • Hemiplegia means paralysis of half of the body.
  • 'Hemi' means 'half' in Greek.
  • One of the hemispheres of the brain has been damaged, usually before, during or soon after birth.
  • Hemiplegia is as a result of a bleed in the brain; however the origin of the bleed is unknown.
  • Childhood hemiplegia is a relatively common condition; affecting 1 in 1000 children has a degree of hemiplegia.

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Further support and advice can be obtained from:

  • Newbridge Outreach Service
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • SERC

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