CPF LIVE! with Mary Gannotti: Pain Across the Lifespan

CPF Executive Director Rachel Byrne and Mary Gannotti, PhD, PT, discuss pain across the lifespan in cerebral palsy.

"Like, that they're not a complete human being. Well, these people with CP, of course they have pain probably early on, and of course, into adulthood. And we know there's this phenomenon, we're not quite sure of the physiology of it has to do a little bit with a mitochondria, a little bit with the glucose transport. Some of it has to do with the physical inactivity, but it's a combination of effects that cause this accelerated aging. So in my experience in talking with people with adults around age 25 is where sort of, you know, sort of when your car hits 120,000 miles.”

Mary Gannotti