Activity and Movement

Taryn (3 years old) with PT doing assisted walking and stair climbing

Exercise and physical activity are important for the health and well-being of everyone, yet this area is overlooked for people with cerebral palsy.

Sports, physical activity, and recreation is very important for individuals with cerebral palsy of all ages and can result in better quality of life, increased self-esteem and independence. Most activities and sports can be adapted or modified so everyone can participate. Look for activities you are interested in and get moving!

Contributors
Dr. Byron Lai, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Lakeshore Foundation
Jennifer Lyman
Cerebral Palsy Resource Content Manager, AACPDM Community Council Member

"Cerebral" refers to the brain "palsy" refers to the loss of motor function