Cerebral Palsy – Giving a Boot To Neurological Dogmas. Part 1
Hip Subluxation in Cerebral Palsy Video Series Overview

Hip Subluxation in Cerebral Palsy – addressing the parents concerns. Part 1.

Not so long ago I have received a wonderful video  with questions about hip subluxation and transitions in the mobility and alignment of the legs. The video is compact – about 6 min long, it shows impressive observational ability of a mother – awareness of all sorts of little details; but at the same time, within these short 6 min it covers the range of  questions and concerns that I hear from many of the other parents being asked over and over again.

I’ve been granted a generous permission to use this video and my answers to the questions asked as the teaching material that will benefit a great number of parents.

Obviously, I am going to stretch my explanations and comments much beyond the original 6 minutes – so I’d probably end up dividing it into several parts.

In the review of the video – I have separated the observations from the statements – which in turn are divided into explanations/ analytical statements and focus points of concern /questions

Since there are 23 observations and 19 analytical statements/questions/ issues of concern voiced by Emma’s mom– even if I spend a few minutes of comments per item– my video will end up being really long. But a number of these issues are so important for each and every of you that I have to dig deeper and show you a broader perspective as well. Obviously – that will add up the video length minutes.

Hence my  first suggestion to you is to have a look at the original 6 min video in its entirety to have a complete overview of the situation and to align yourself with it.

For your convenience I’ve added the captions and actually labeled all the observations and questions.


Once you have watched the original video – I want  to give you some food for thought right away:

I am posting the first video in the oncoming series here in the same blog post right now.

This “Hip Subluxation in Cerebral Palsy. Lesson #1. Rainbow Principle of improvements. Part 1.” video is based on some extracts from the ABR testing done 1 year ago. This return to the beginnings  is going to put recent developments Emma’s mom is concerned about  into  a perspective of the background situation that Team Emma started their ABR journey from.

Once again – I want to congratulate Emma’s mom on her excellent effort when doing this short video.

23 observations and 19 analytical statements/questions during a 6 min video – show the key thing: her Awareness.

That’s the key to get your work with your child in the right order.

  1. Awareness
  2. Understanding
  3. Strategic Plan
  4. Systemic Action
  5. Awareness of the results stemming from Action
  6. Review
  7. Correction
  8. Return to Action

Too many parents limit their performance to the following:

  • Hearsay/ sweet songs of dream merchants
  • Irresponsible dreaming of magical fast results
  • Hectic/ Sporadic Action
  • Disappointment
  • Search for a new source of sweet songs and the largest promises…


The habit of doing your homework – is the key!

Sure you have the drive and the desire to  help your child to reach the maximum developmental potential  possible. But desire alone is not enough– you need to grow both as an analyst and as a therapist  – and both of these competences  start with keen observation and awareness of transformations. You can’t grow if you don’t do your homework, period…


Well – there is really a lot of ground to cover!

I started to realize it in full only once I have proceeded to doing the actual video:

My initial ambition of making just a single “Hip Subluxation in Cerebral Palsy. Lesson #1. Rainbow Principle of improvements – was too optimistic…

There is too much of the preliminary definitions and explanations that have to be introduced.

Anyway – I hope that is going to be helpful.

Please share what you think via your comments –  hip subluxation is the question that I am asked about really a lot.

I'd be happy to find out– whether I am on the right track with my answers… The more feedback I have – the more I can shape the video lessons towards  your needs and your language.