World CP Conference – Exhibitors
A summary of a few of the exhibitors who will be attending the conference this year.
The annual World CP Conference will be held on 4th October this year at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow. There will be a variety of exhibitors speaking at the conference, relating to people of all ages and abilities. This year’s conference will focus on three main areas; babies and children, teenagers and the transition into adulthood, and adults. Some of the exhibitors taking part include;
Theraplay is a family owned and run business which has been manufacturing specialist cycles for over 40 years.
“Cycling offers many individuals the chance to exercise in a safe and controlled manner, having both a therapeutic benefit as well as a recreational value. The use of an adaptive cycle can improve a rider's balance, improve coordination and help strengthen muscles in riders with disabilities. Cycling is a fun activity so some riders may not fully appreciate the benefit they receive from turning the pedals, instead they will just enjoy the freedom of movement it provides and the thrill of pedalling as fast as they can, at Theraplay we refer to this as FUN THERAPY.”
Neuro Physio Scotland
Neuro Physio Scotland is a group of independent physiotherapists who specialise in the treatment of neurological disorders that affect the brain or spinal cord. If you are recovering from a neurological illness or have a neurological condition, they aim to help you get the best chance to achieve your maximum level of fitness through specialist physiotherapy. Their team of neurological physiotherapists can visit you in your own home where you will receive the treatments to help your recovery and improve your quality of life. They help people with neurological conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, head injury, adult cerebral palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. They provide a home-visit service within Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen and many of the surrounding communities.
Disability Snowsport UK is a people-centred organisation with a unique sense of purpose: that anyone regardless of their disability can take part in and enjoy the thrill of snowsports. They have applied exceptional know-how and adaptability for over 30 years to enable those with a disability to experience the joy of skiing alongside the able-bodied. They provide exciting and life enhancing activities for individuals or groups who require adaptive equipment and/or special instruction and support.
“To promote equality and opportunity for people with disabilities to take part in snowsports and to help improve their enjoyment and standard of performance at the level of their choice”
Your Options Understood
Y.O.U was set up by Danielle Farrel, who has Cerebral Palsy, in order to be able to offer advice to those living with the same condition, or those who know someone living with CP.
“Y.O.U. offers independent advice in terms of living with a disability in areas such as Self Directed Support, sharing my own experiences of life with a disability, advocating for those living with a physical impairment and offering consultations and training to support workers and others working with disabled people.”
Tobii Dynavox is the business unit within Tobii Group which helps individuals with different physical and cognitive limitations live richer and more independent lives.
“Our solutions do not only benefit users, but also the people around them – parents, siblings, grandparents and caregivers as well as others encountered in everyday life. Our motto is "Power to Be You", which means that we want to help our users to unleash their inner strength and potential. Through our solutions we strive to give users the ability to decide what to say and do on their own terms. Ultimately we want to enhance their ability to be part of society and live a freer life.”
If you would like to attend the conference, you can register here.