Current Sports Medicine Reports

, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp 319–322 | Cite as

Cerebral palsy: physical activity and sport

  • Kristen L. CarrollEmail author
  • Jennifer Leiser
  • Theodore S. Paisley


Physical activity and fitness are well recognized as essential to the health of able-bodied people, both young and old. The exact role of athletics and fitness in the lives of people with cerebral palsy is less well defined. In this review we examine the benefits of physical activity and athletics for people of all ages with cerebral palsy. Precautions for safe exercise prescription are discussed. The primary care practitioner will be able to recommend appropriate activities or refer patients to appropriate sources for further evaluation.


Physical Activity Cerebral Palsy Strength Training Spastic Cerebral Palsy Gross Motor Function Measure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristen L. Carroll
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jennifer Leiser
  • Theodore S. Paisley
  1. 1.Shriners Hospitals for Children IntermountainSalt Lake CityUSA

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