Understanding sport as a therapy choice (February 2014)
This report released by Activity Alliance (previously known as EFDS) aims to understand sport and physical activity as a therapy choice for young disabled people. In partnership with the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists, Cerebral Palsy Sport and WheelPower, it explores the paediatric physiotherapist’s role and their experiences in supporting more disabled people to be active for life.
The Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists (APCP) is one of the CSP's largest Professional Networks with a membership of approximately 2000 paediatric UK physiotherapists and a growing number from overseas.
Their work means they have first-hand knowledge of young disabled people as well as sport and exercise’s use in physiotherapy.
Working alongside Cerebral Palsy Sport and WheelPower, Activity Alliance put together a series of questions for APCP’s members to find out more.
The findings provide more insight, which will support programme development and engagement specifically with young disabled people.
Report findings based on a market research conducted in February 2014 by English Federation of Disability Sport (now Activity Alliance) in conjunction with the Association of Paediatric Childhood Physiotherapists.