Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Treadmills for babies. No, really.

In a recent feasibility study, babies with prenatal complications or an injury at birth walked earlier and better if they got treadmill training (with parents helping them), especially if they got it between 10 and 18 months. This includes kids with cerebral palsy. Researchers are looking further into it, but I assume the training affects their brain wiring. Another arrow in the quiver. Stuff like this makes me feel optimistic about what science and medicine are going to do for us in the next few decades.

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