Research and Insight News

Participants needed for new activity research project

Can you help the University of Birmingham? They’re looking for disabled people who are interested in becoming more physically active to take part in a new research project about sport and exercise.Led by the University of Birmingham, this project is supported by the National Disability Sports Organisations and English Federation of Disability Sport. Who are […]

World Cerebral Palsy Day: Wednesday 5 October 2016

World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organisations that support them, in more than 50 countries. Its vision is to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society. World CP Day is […]

New research finds demand for more disability sport news

With a week to go before the Rio Paralympics, new research from the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has shown the public’s desire to see more disability sport in the media. With many media channels set to cover elite disability sport at the Rio Paralympics, the report flags the importance of coverage beyond the […]

Investigating the link between sport and employment for disabled people

Enei and Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby have joined forces with the Government’s Disability Confident team to undertake a ground breaking piece of research regarding the relationship between disability, participation in disability sport and employment.   This is an opportunity to contribute to research that could enhance the lives of those with disabilities.   The results of […]

New study indicates exercise can curb effects of cerebral palsy

A new study has found that regular exercise from an early age could hold the key to guarding against the often-devastating effects of cerebral palsy (CP) The University of Cape Town research – published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – looked at the body composition of highly-trained Paralympic athletes with CP and […]

NHS England Improving Rehabilitation Services – get involved

Are you a clinician / service provider working in a rehabilitation setting for children and young people in England? If so, NHS England would like to hear from you! As part of NHS England Improving Rehabilitation Services, a scoping project of Children's and Young peoples rehabilitation services is taking place. Part of this project involves […]

Physiotherapists use sport and exercise to benefit young disabled people

A new report released by the English Federation of Disability Sport today aims to understand sport and physical activity as a therapy choice for young disabled people. The report, in partnership with the Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists, Cerebral Palsy Sport and WheelPower, explores the paediatric physiotherapist’s role and their experiences in supporting more disabled […]