This webinar will provide you with an understanding of the common disabilities within the community sector, before providing information on Cerebral Palsy and the unique characteristics in the rehabilitation environment. The difference between spasticity and flaccidity and exercise for each type of muscle tone will be covered, as too will the strategies when prescribing home-based and school/community-based exercises for individuals with Cerebral Palsy.
The recording is of a webinar presented by ESSA on 19 November 2014.
Robyn Papworth is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) with a Masters in Disability Studies (majoring in Autism & Communication Difficulties). She has had 5 years experience working as an AEP in the disability sector, working in community health, and starting her own full-time business 3 years ago providing neuro-rehabilitation, strength training, and falls prevention for individuals with moderate to severe disabilities.
Robyn chose to use her knowledge in neurorehabilitation and biomechanics in the disability sector because she grew up with a friend with Muscular Dystrophy who had increasing difficulty with fine and gross motor skills, balance, and mobility.
Robyn specialises in tailoring rehabilitation programs to suit the behavioural, cognitive, sensory, and physical needs of each individual. Robyn works predominantly with individuals with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and a visual or hearing impairment. Robyn uses the benefits of exercise to improve mobility, anxiety, fatigue, and fine and gross motor function.
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