It is often the case that children living with cerebral palsy receive regular medical reviews, physiotherapy treatment and equipment. But in adulthood, similar services are not usually available or forthcoming.
In our experience at heads up! adults with cerebral palsy come and see us when they find that they can’t get around as easily as they used to. They feel that their body is stiffening up and they may be loosing confidence in their ability to get around.
Cerebral palsy co-exists with the ageing process. It is natural to become somewhat less flexible and sometimes not as strong. Unfortunately fitness is not something that can be stored. It is vital to keep moving in ways to build strength and mobility as we get older. As neurological physiotherapists we are used to looking at the many different ways people move and function in their everyday lives. We are familiar with the issues that people with cerebral palsy deal with on a daily basis.
At heads up! we have experience of working with cerebral palsy with an enormous range of challenges and over many years. We treat people in their teens and well into their seventies. Our goal is to work with every individual with cerebral palsy and help them to move as freely and confidently as they can.