Physical activity and fitness

Children with cerebral palsy who have difficulty moving are likely to be less active than others. So, let’s get out and moving!

Children should participate in daily moderate to vigorous physical activity, and muscle and bone strengthening activities on 3 days per week. Specific activities can be chosen for improvements in fitness, walking, mobility, participation and quality of life. Activities are chosen to suit children’s interests and enjoyment.

Children who use walking frames and wheelchairs can participate in physical activity safely. Physical activities can be individualised to suit their needs. Specific training, rather than a generalised approach, is important to achieve physical and fitness goals.

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
  • 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 children 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 children 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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