Sport Focus Physiotherapy and the CPISRA – World Games

December 23, 2015 at 12:05 PM

CPISRA_Logo_184_x_213.jpgCerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation Association

Sports Focus Physiotherapy is proud to announce it’s support to the ‘Young Pararoos’

Daniel Chiovitti from Sports Focus Physio was the supporting Physio to the 7-a-side U19’s Cerebral Palsy Australian football side, now known as the Young Pararoos in Nottingham UK earlier this year.


What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy is a result of a combination of events before, during or after birth that can lead to injury of the developing brain. This affects movement, muscular coordination and posture. People with cerebral palsy may also exhibit speech, hearing, visual, intellectual impairments and epilepsy.

History of the CPISRA.

Sports for people with cerebral palsy have been evolving since the 1960s. The Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) was founded in 1978. The first world games for the CPISRA were held in 2005 in Connecticut, USA.

The 7-a-side Football Competition:
CPISRA_7_a_side_team_photo_240_x_160.jpgThe World Games 2015 included 7 countries in the 7-a-side U19’s football competition. These included England, Japan, Scotland, Netherlands, Brazil, Russia and Australia.

This was the first time Australia competed in the 7-a-side U19’s Football competition.

They played with courage and solidarity and ended the competition in 6th place ahead of Japan.

It was an honour to work closely with the Australian team. Sports Focus Physiotherapy and Daniel looks forward to supporting the Australian U19’s 7-a-side football team in to the future.

The Facebook link for the Australian U19’s 7-a-side Cerebral Palsy football team can be viewed at here.

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