Physical Therapy Grants
There is no cure for cerebral palsy (CP), but the right type of treatment can make a significant difference in helping CP patients live their lives to the fullest.
As part of our commitment to helping individuals courageously fight cerebral palsy and live meaningful lives, the Make Lemon Aide Foundation for CP provides financial assistance grants for cutting-edge First Step Recovery Model (FSRM) physical therapy. FSRM is a highly effective treatment program for achieving maximum results, as experienced by our founder, Lauren Walier.
What the grant includes
If selected to receive a CP patient physical therapy grant, you may be eligible for:
20-30 hours of CP physical therapy, including patient evaluation, at First Step Physical Therapy in Georgia or Buffalo, New York
Individual physical therapy treatments based on the 10 key components of physical recovery:
- Manual physical therapy
- Therapeutic exercise steps
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Gait training
- Sensation recovery
- Dry needling
- Taping and orthotics
- Nutrition and hydration
- Cognitive rehab therapy
- Circulatory modalities
How to apply
We award CP therapy grants through announced application periods. As much as we would like to help everyone, our resources are limited. All applications will be fairly reviewed and we make grant decisions based on many factors.
Download the 2021 grant application (PDF). The application period will close October 31, 2021, and grant recipients will be notified early 2022.