CEREBRAL PALSY SPORTING AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION NSW INC
CPSARA aims to provide both sporting and recreational opportunities for people of all ages with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions.
There are many sports, events and levels of competition for you as an athlete to pursue. Participation in sport can be just for fun and fitness but can also be pursued to International and Paralympic level!
ACTIVE ABILITIES SERIES
CPSARA and Paralympian Rae Anderson were invited by Sports NSW to collaborate and create some Cerebral Palsy friendly online exercise videos.
The Active Abilities Series is by people with a disability, for people with a disability.
During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, Murray Elbourn, Disability Inclusion Manager at Sport NSW, identified the scarcity of specific online exercise content for people with a disability – despite the increasing options for able-bodied people.
Sport NSW collaborated with Rachelle Sultana, Head Exercise Physiologist at Healthstin, seven incredible NSW and Australian representative athletes from across the physical, sensory and intellectual disability spectrum, and the team from Hustle Media to create workout sessions for people with disabilities.
The Program features three levels: 10-minute introductory video, 15-minute intermediate video and 30-minute advanced video of sport participant exercises for a range of disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy.
To view the Cerebral Palsy specific videos, featuring Rae Anderson, have a look below.
Please note that these exercise programs are designed to accommodate people who are ambulant with Hemiplegia or mild Cerebral Palsy. Whilst these videos may not be appropriate for your abilities, the Active Abilities Series may have another program that you could try.
If you think a seated exercise might be more suited to your abilities or you would like to see what other programs you might be able to do, click on the link below!