Cerebral Palsy (CP) in Adults

The journey with Cerebral Palsy changes through life. Each person is an individual. We will work with you to find out what you want to be able to do and help you to achieve it.  

 Issues that some people with Cerebral Palsy might want to address with physio include: 

  • Walking  
    • Improving walking pattern 
    • Endurance 
    • Safety 
  • Mobility in the community / bed / house / cars 
  • Range and control of movement 
  • Strength 
  • Specific activities 
  • Participation in community activities 
  • Exercise programs / sport 
    • Getting started 
    • Recovery from an injury 
    • Progressing to the next level 

Physiotherapy approaches that our clients with Cerebral Palsy find useful: 

  • Specific problem solving 
    • You know the issues you need help with – we are here to help 
  • Pilates 
    • We love Pilates as a therapeutic medium 
    • Create an individual program  
    • Continue individual sessions or join a group 
    • Improve movement control 
    • Improve range of movement 
  • Hands on treatment 
    • Can be useful for pain management if you need it 
    • Some movement issues can be helped with hands on treatment 
  • Home exercise 
    • We tailor a program that is perfect for you 
    • Not too much, not too little – everyone is an individual 
    • Our Physitrack App reminds you to do the exercises and has videos that show you how. We can create new exercises on the app as needed.  
  • Equipment 
    • Simple equipment can often solve big issues quickly 
    • With you, we work out what will best meet your needs 
    • We can apply for funding for low-medium risk equipment 
    • We can work with your OT to tailor complex equipment such as wheelchairs to your needs 

 The NDIS can fund physiotherapy services for people who have Cerebral Palsy (CP). Other sources of funding to assist with the provision of physio can include Private Health Insurance or Medicare, under a GP Management Plan (previously known as EPC). 

 Telehealth provides the opportunity to access Physiotherapy services funded by the NDIS, Medicare or privately from anywhere in Australia. 

 We look forward to helping you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  

Email: admin@bodyfitphysio.com.au

Phone: 03 948123498  

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