We offer individual therapy sessions to adults (aged 18 and over) living in Scotland who have cerebral palsy.
Providing individualised therapy, based on the Bobath concept, is central to what we do at Cerebral Palsy Scotland, and our team of specialist therapists have a wealth of experience working with adults with cerebral palsy. Our values guide our approach to therapy.
Will therapy help me as an adult?
Cerebral palsy is a lifelong condition. While the original injury to the brain doesn’t get worse over time, this doesn’t mean cerebral palsy is a ‘static’ condition that never changes.
As a person with cerebral palsy gets older, they can develop secondary problems with their muscles or skeleton, such as dislocations and increased tightness in muscles and joints. This can change a person’s physical abilities over time. People can also experience problems with pain and fatigue as they grow older.
Take care of your body
It is important for everyone to stay active, maintain mobility, reduce loss of function and avoid or reduce pain. This is especially true if you have cerebral palsy.
Our therapy sessions focus on working together with a person to try and solve the physical things they’re finding challenging day-to-day because of their cerebral palsy.
Because no two people experience cerebral palsy in the same way, our therapists always adopt a personalised approach.
Working with our specialist therapists can also help to highlight potential difficulties which can be addressed before they happen, or reduce the impact of a difficulty before it develops further.
Book therapy sessions at a subsidised rate
Our Helping Hands programme allows adults (aged 18 and over) living in Scotland who have cerebral palsy to access specialist therapy sessions at a subsidised rate.
Experiences of therapy
Find out more about Elaine and her experience of getting therapy at Cerebral Palsy Scotland as an adult.
In this blog from Jill Clark, Jill, Kirsty and Marion talk about their experiences of therapy at Cerebral Palsy Scotland.
Read about Ewen, who has received Bobath therapy throughout his life.
Jackie discusses how coming back to therapy as an older person has helped him.
In this blog, Jon talks about how therapy helped him during lockdown.