Maintaining muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness is essential for a healthy life. For young people with motor impairment this can be difficult to achieve for many reasons and can lead to the development of secondary conditions associated with chronic disability.
CP Fitness aims to provide a fun and motivating environment where targeted exercise programmes can be carried out under the supervision of a specialist paediatric physiotherapist and a personal trainer. Sessions will focus on strength and fitness training with the aim of improving mobility, posture and well-being.
CP Fitness is suitable for children aged 7 to 17 years old who are able to work independently within a group setting. Numbers are limited to allow appropriate supervision and support.
The sessions are an ideal means of maximising function following interventions such as:
• Selective dorsal rhizotomy
• Orthopaedic surgery
• Botulinum toxin
An initial one hour assessment with our paediatric physiotherapist will identify the child’s specific areas of need and personal targets. This will be followed by a bespoke exercise programme which will be created for each child and once specific goals have been set, children will have supported access to the state of the art equipment available at Perform Southampton.