Spastic Cerebral Palsy
Spastic Cerebral Palsy get ready for my second pregnancy, I started physical training in January of 2008 with a personal trainer at a gym. My name is Ginni Buller, I am 36 years old, and I have mild spastic cerebral palsy (CP). I am married to a wonderful man and have 2 children: Edward, born in November of 2008 and Sarah in 2005. A few years ago, I authored an article for NCPAD, ‘First Time Mom with Spastic Cerebral Palsy’ sharing the story of my first pregnancy. That article described how I used physical activity to prepare for a healthy pregnancy with my daughter Sarah, who now is almost 4 years old.I am a stay-at-home-mom. My husband and I decided to have another child because we wanted a sibling for Sarah but also because we wanted to have another child to love and raise. I would like to share with you my life as a mother of two, who happens to have cerebral palsy.
Spastic Cerebral Palsy get ready for my second pregnancy, I started physical training in January of 2008 with a personal trainer at a gym. I chose to work out with a trainer instead of having physical therapy. I researched having a personal trainer as well as physical therapy and decided that having a personal trainer would offer the same benefits as physical therapy (and be less expensive). Throughout the training program that we developed, range of motion was a pivotal focus. Stretching was a priority at every session because spastic cerebral palsy causes every muscle in Ginni’s body to be extremely tight. Ginni’s workout began with a moderate warm-up on the cardiovascular machines, involving walking, elliptical, or striding. We would then progress to static stretching, which would start with the hamstring stretch while Ginni laid on her back.