Keeping Cerebral Palsy kids fit during quarantine!
THE TRANSFERS TO- AND FROM- THE WHEELCHAIR ARE EXCELLENT TOTAL-BODY, GENERAL FITNESS EXERCISES FOR CEREBRAL PALSY CHILDREN!
Their entire body is involved, heart rate increases, respiratory effort rises, postural adjustment muscles react, etc.
In the ‘normal times’ your wheel-chaired child with cerebral palsy gets the transfers to- and from- the wheelchair quite often — probably, around 20 times/ day (going to school, at school, at home, at therapies, at outside walks, etc.)
But when you are quarantined at home due to coronavirus, you have very few incentives to do so.
Especially, when it feels like hard work for you.
Please prepare yourself well and try to do at least 10 full transfers/ day.
Doing 20 transfers is even better!
Keep up your child’s general fitness!