Stretching and Strengthening Programmes for Children and Young People with Cerebral Palsy

An opportunity for paediatric physiotherapists apply for research funding into these important topics.

Understanding research design

The aim of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme is to ensure that high quality research information on the clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests are produced in the most efficient way for those who plan, provide or receive care from NHS and social care services.  

The commissioned workstream invites applications in response to calls for research on specific questions which have been identified and prioritised for their importance to the NHS, patients and social care.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) currently have funding available for research into stretching and strengthening programmes for children and young people with Cerebral Palsy.

Commissioning briefs and full details can be found on the NIHR website:

Does a dynamic stretching programme for ambulant children with cerebral palsy improve outcomes? - 21/22 Stretching programme for ambulant children with cerebral palsy commissioning brief 

What is the clinical effectiveness of a strengthening programme for ambulant adolescents with cerebral palsy?  - 21/23 Strengthening programme for ambulant adolescents with cerebral palsy commissioning brief  


Closing date for Stage 1 applications: 1pm on the 28 July 2021

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