Physical activity and fitness

Physical activity is essential for every teenager’s health.

Through physical activity, teenagers can improve their fitness, walking, mobility, participation and quality of life. So, let’s get out and moving!

Teenagers with cerebral palsy (CP) can participate in physical activity that is fun, enjoyable and individualised to meet their needs. This includes teens who use walking frames and wheelchairs. Specific training, rather than a generalised approach, is important to achieve physical and fitness goals.

At least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day is recommended, and muscle and bone strengthening activities on 3 days per week. Working together as a team can help achieve this, understanding and addressing any barriers along the way to ensure teens can participate to their full potential.

To learn more about how we can support you, please contact our friendly team

How we can help

What we help with
  • Activity training
  • Assistive technology for physical activity and participation
  • Fitness training
  • Resistance training and weight bearing exercises
  • School holiday programs
  • Sports camps
  • Strength training
  • Term-based programs
Who can help

Our trained and dedicated staff are experts in supporting physical activity and fitness for teenagers and their families. 

You can work with our:  

  • Assistive technology experts 
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Occupational therapists  
  • Physiotherapists  
  • Sports development team  
How we can help

We offer a blended model of services to meet the individual needs of teenagers and their families. 

Appointments may be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community 
  • Or via Telepractice 

A small group session may be recommended. Groups- can be attended in person or via Telepractice.

Funding supports

If you have a funding package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we can work with you to maximise the benefits. You can purchase supports using your: 

  • Capacity Building budget 
    • Improved Daily Living (15)
    • Increased Social and Community Participation (9)

  • Core Support budget  
    • Assistance with Social and Community Participation (4)
  • Capital Supports budget  
    • Assistive Technology (5)

Tell me more

We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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