There is extensive Japanese research over the past 35 years showing that when the teeth
are lowered on animals, they develop rigidity on the opposite side of their body. Yet, when faced with patients with rigidity in cerebral palsy palsy, added height to the teeth is not being applied until now. This is showing some very exciting, promising results.
Research that I am involved in with Parkinson’s patients, suggests that bite disturbances could account for a number of other symptoms typically found in CP patients including:
- poor motor function
- slow cognitive development
- poor gut function
- gait impairment
Please see attached article (Cerebral_Palsy) by Dr. Jennings for more extensive information.