Posted by: Emma | 2008/01/25


Hi doc,

I am a diaplygic (sp) cerebral palsy. When I was young I was active and quite fit. Now I am in my 50's I work all day 8 till 5. I really would like some advice on how to excersie. I feel so tired when I get home and I don't know what kind of excerise to do. I know swimming is good, but I have been to a gym and found I cannot get out of the pool by myself. I live alone and there need to excerise alone..... Also being in a public pool does not apeal to me.


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Dear Emma

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I suggest that you visit United Cerebral Palsy website at They give in dept information about exercise for people with cerebral palsy, which include arm cycling, swimming, walking, dancing, yoga and tai chi.

Kind regards

Dr Anrich Burger

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