Targeted Training is a specialised form of physiotherapy available only at The Movement Centre. It is based on research into the way children normally develop and the biomechanics of movement control. It differs from conventional therapy strategies by working in the upright position from the onset.  The therapy mirrors the process that a parent will use to support their child, initially supporting the new born infant’s head and gradually moving support downward as the child acquires trunk control and learns to sit and then stand and eventually walk.

Targeted Training was developed 20 years ago and it is a clinically proven therapy for enabling functional skills in children with cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, and other medical conditions, helping them to reach their full potential, with regards to movement control.

We use validated and internationally recognised measures for data collection.

If you are a healthcare professional who is interested in finding out more about Targeted Training you may find these resources helpful. You can download the following PDF Information or read through the information online. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to discuss our services and research with you.


Information sheets

Targeted Training – The Evidence

Outlining Targeted Training’s evidence base.

Early intervention benefits

How intervening earlier with Targeted Training can result in positive outcomes.

Changes in Functional Skills

Demonstrating the effect of adding Targeted Training to a child’s regular therapy programme, compared with regular physiotherapy alone.

Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control

The Segmental Assessment of Trunk Control (SATCo) developed by The Movement Centre, is a validated and internationally recognised measurement tool. You may wish to apply the Segmental Assessment of Trunk control (SATCo) method in your own practice, if so we are happy to be able to share these with you. Please contact us for further information.

Chailey levels of ability

Demonstrating posture improvement through Targeted Training. 

Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory

Demonstrating increased independence in activities of daily living following a course of Targeted Training.

Edinburgh Visual Gait Score

Demonstrating improved walking ability following a course of Targeted Training.

Invest to Save

Demonstrating the potential cost savings to the NHS following a course of Targeted Training.