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Physical activity and fitness

Physical activity is a long-term health investment​​.​
For an adult with cerebral palsy (CP), aiming to stay as physically fit as possible can help you to manage changes in your body as a result of CP. It is important to work on managing and maintaining your physical fitness, mobility and balance so you can continue doing things that are important to you. So, let’s get out and moving!
 
Being active is essential for good mental and physical health and wellbeing. It reduces the risk of many diseases and helps maintain a healthy weight. It can also improve your balance and coordination, reduce tiredness and fatigue and can help to increase your social participation.
 
What activities do you enjoy that suit your body? There are different types of exercises that you can do depending on your interests, needs and goals. Start small and gradually increase the duration (how long), frequency (how often) and intensity (how hard) of your exercise over time. Before starting an exercise program, talk to your doctor, an exercise physiologist or physiotherapist. They can help you develop a suitable program that is fun, safe and sustainable for you.

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
  • Fitness training
  • Resistance training and weight bearing exercises and flexibility
  • Strength training
Who can help

At CPA our trained and dedicated staff are experts in supporting physical activity and fitness for adults.

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 adults 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)

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