What is the Annual Self Check?
The Annual Self Check is a simple form for you to download and fill in yourself – fifteen minutes is all it takes. Once you have filled it in, save it for your own records.
The Self Check has been devised by therapists at Cerebral Palsy Scotland working in partnership with community therapists and adults with cerebral palsy.
The form helps you monitor your condition and look after your own wellbeing. This can help with mobility, pain reduction and negate the need for surgery later in life.
By filling in the form every year, you can keep track of your own health and identify areas where there are changes.
What to do once you have completed the Annual Self Check
Perhaps you have noticed changes in your ability to do something? Or feel you’re simply managing pain and not getting to the bottom of it? Maybe you’ve identified a hobby or ambition you would like to achieve. Here are some ways to take action:
- If you have any concerns about your health talk to your GP. As well as practical help, your GP may also be able to refer you on to a specialist such as a gynaecologist, physiotherapist, other therapist or counsellor.
- Adult services for those with cerebral palsy are not always well signposted and easy to find. If you’d like to search for help, advice and specialist groups available in your area, please contact us. You can also try using our support directories.
- The team at Cerebral Palsy Scotland provide specialist therapy for adults with cerebral palsy. We are happy to speak to anyone who has a query about the management of cerebral palsy in adults. We offer an initial consultation at no cost. We are also able to offer further therapy sessions for adults at our Glasgow centre at a reduced rate, through the Helping Hands scheme. Adult therapy can also be funded through Self-Directed Support payments or be self-funded. For more information please contact us.