The study

Children with moderate to severe Cerebral Palsy (CP) are at risk of their hips displacing, developing curvature in their spine (scoliosis) and having a bone fracture. Our project aims to work out if finding musculoskeletal problems sooner can lead to better treatments and reduce the chance of these problems getting worse.

This study runs over 4 years, with one visit per year, where we will look at a child’s hips, spine, bone strength, nutrition, general health, physical activity levels, and health costs associated with their CP.


We are seeking children with Cerebral Palsy aged 4 to 9 years old who do not walk independently (GMFCS III-IV-V) to participate in this study.

How you can help

If you are interested in having your child participate in this study, please click ‘Register’ to register your details. A research team member will contact you to discuss the study further, provide more information, and answer any questions you may have.