Physical Therapy Home Ideas

Dearborn Public Schools

Physical Therapy Home Ideas

All children have varying positional and movement tolerances and capabilities. If you have questions regarding your specific child, please contact your physical therapist via email or reference your child’s IEP.

Floor activities for strengthening 

  • If your child is able, 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 is able , work on kneel walking forwards , backwards and sideways
  • Bridging when laying on their back.
  • Superman position on the floor or on a pillow

Standing activities for balance , strength and coordination.

  • Standing on one leg exercise for as long as 5 to 10 secs ( 3 times each side)  
  • Walking up and down stairs one feet on each step holding rail.
  • Sit to stand from a chair with feet on the floor.
  • Walking backwards and sideways 
  • Kicking a ball or balloon . 
  • Catching and throwing a ball from 5-7 feet distance or hitting a balloon.  

Note: During the above activities please provide support as needed and demonstrate the activities to your child.  Add at least one floor and one standing activity to your child’s daily routine. Few pictures are attached on the next page. 

Equipment Suggestions:

  • Please take the opportunity to thoroughly clean all items that travel back and forth from school including; wheelchairs, strollers, backpacks, coats, and orthotics.
  • Also, please note any repairs issues that may require vendor support and contact your vendor directly during absence from school. If you are unable to connect with your vendor, please reach out to your child’s school physical therapist to make us aware of the issue.

Thank you and stay healthy,

Dearborn School Physical Therapists:  

Khadija Dohadwala-


Superman  (the child can reach for a balloon held up)

Balloon activity ( hitting/catching or kicking ) 

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