The Movement Centre is a UK charity working with children and their families to provide a specialist therapy called Targeted Training. All of the children who visit the charity have a disability, such as cerebral palsy, which affects their movement control.
Targeted Training draws on physiotherapy and bioengineering. It helps children gain functional skills and independence, which can truly transform their lives. As a result of a 9-12 month course of therapy children have turned their head for the first time to interact with their family and friends, have been able to sit unaided so that they can play, or have even taken their first independent steps.
The Movement Centre is currently the only provider of Targeted Training. As it is a specialist therapy it sits outside of the remit for standard NHS funding. This means that The Movement Centre have to raise funds every year to continue their work and to help support towards the cost of therapy for many of the families who are unable to access funding.