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Cerebral Palsy Strength Training

How does strength training help improve brain-muscle connection in Cerebral Palsy?

Strength training is one of the commonly used therapies for children with CP. However, it is still not clearly understood how training affect the brain-muscle connection. Therefore, this current research aims to understand the effect of strength training on muscle size and how well the muscles work, as well as muscle and brain connection and function in ambulant children with cerebral palsy.

Children with the following criteria are eligible:

- Children with CP

- Age: 5-14 years old

- Able to walk with/without assistive devices

What we need you to do:

- Attend assessment sessions at St. Luke’s campus, University of Exeter. (Transportation fees will be covered)

- Perform strength exercises at home, 3 days a week, for 8 weeks.

This study will help us understand how muscle strength and function improves in children with CP. Information will be used to optimise current clinical practice.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the researcher: Fatema Shamsaddin at

You can find out more here Patient Information Sheet for Cerebral Palsy Strength Training v1.3