Floor strengthening activities and Standing Activities for balance, strength, and coordination

Physical Therapy Home Ideas All children have varying movement tolerances and capabilities. If you have questions regarding your child, please contact your physical therapist via email or reference your child’s IEP. Floor activities for strengthening  Work on tall kneel and half kneel at a support surface like a couch or ottoman and moving from floor to stand.    If your child… Read more →

Prone Activities – Repeat daily

Stage I:  Lay on stomach (face down).  Relax into neutral pelvis. Squeeze the buttocks muscles together. Maintaining equal muscular contraction, hold this position for 5-10 seconds. Breath normally. Gradually relax the buttock muscles. Repeat 5 times.  Stage II:  Lay on your stomach (face down).  Relax into neutral pelvis. Squeeze the buttocks muscles together. While maintaining this position, contract the thigh… Read more →

Orthotics (Braces) & Splints

Orthotics include Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs), Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFOs), and Supramalleolar Orthoses (SMOs). Splints are usually referring to upper extremity forearm/wrist/hand. 2. If your child has been fitted with an orthotic or splint. It is very important that they wear the orthotics (AFOs, KAFOs, or SMOs) on a daily basis especially during this quarantine time. They should be… Read more →

Hamstring Stretches

1. Lying hamstring stretch Lie flat on either the ground or a mat with the legs fully stretched out. To stretch the right leg, hold the back of the right knee with both hands, pull the leg up toward the chest, and slowly straighten the knee until it feels as though it is stretching. Hold the stretch for 10–30 seconds.… Read more →

Balance Activities

Tight-rope walk. Walk heel-to-toe. Position your heel just in front of the toes of the opposite foot each time you take a step. Your heel and toes should touch or almost touch. After taking 10-20 steps forward, reverse and walk backwards toe to heel along the same imaginary line. Take the challenge! Do this walk with a paper plate on your… Read more →

Welcome to iBlog

Welcome to iBlog Teacher Websites Sites. This is your brand new classroom website.  There are some things you should do to get started.  Hopefully you have been following the Getting Started Tutorials and Step Sheets. It is important that you edit your profile so that you can choose your school and grade level as this will help parents and students find… Read more →

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