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  • Writer's pictureSam Larkings

Exercise intervention for Cerebral Palsy

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects an individual’s muscle control, coordination, and movement. Cerebral Palsy often occurs before, during birth, or in the early stages of infancy. While there is no cure for Cerebral Palsy, exercise intervention provided by qualified allied health professionals such as Accredited Exercise Physiologists and Physiotherapists can significantly improve the quality of life for those living with cerebral palsy. Exercise has the potential to enhance mobility, strength, and overall well-being.

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Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy treatment is available now for people living with disability

Exercise is an accessible tool that can benefit individuals living with cerebral palsy in many ways, including:

  • Improved strength: Regular exercise can strengthen muscles, making it easier to perform daily activities and maintain a better posture.

  • Enhanced mobility: Improve flexibility and range of motion through exercise can increase a person’s ability to move freely.

  • Enhanced balance and coordination: Many individuals with cerebral palsy struggle with balance and coordination. Targeted exercises can help by reducing the risk of falls and injury.

  • Pain management: Chronic pain is joint in cerebral palsy. Exercise can help pain by promoting better circulation and muscle relaxation.

  • Psychological Benefits: Exercise can boost self-esteem, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve well-being.

Levaro Allied Health has both Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology services that can provide a tailored approach to exercise therapy for those with Cerebral Palsy. Please contact (02) 4001 0525 for more information.

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