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Being active

Lifelong access to sports and activities that maintain strength, function and independence is really important.

There are lots of ways to be active, have fun and keep healthy, whilst making sure that you/your child reaches their potential, regardless of their diagnosis.

Physiotherapists will work with children/young people and their families/carers to identify community based activities that they would like to participate in. They will give advice about exercises/activities that will improve muscle strength and developmental skills, to enable children/young people to join in with sports and other activities that are of interest to them.

The following video provides exercises to make you stronger.

Useful websites

The following websites all have information about sports and disability. Alternatively speak to your Physiotherapist at your next session to find out of any local opportunities / events.

This government website gives some fantastic ideas of how to help children to be active, whatever their ability.