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The ROBUST study is a randomised controlled trial to investigate how effective an individually tailored strengthening programme overseen by a physiotherapist is, when compared with usual NHS care, in ambulant adolescents with cerebral palsy.

We are delighted to say that the study team have now opened the first two sites (University Hospitals Dorset and Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Trust) and are looking forward to a productive year for ROBUST and its sister study – SPELL.

For more information and to access the animated study explainer clip, please visit our website: The ROBUST Study (


Further details can also be found here:


NDORMS Webpage: ROBUST — Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (


ROBUST X (Twitter) Account: The ROBUST Study (@TheROBUSTStudy)