Six Arm Weight-Bearing Activities
Age Group: School-age
Upper body weight bearing activities for school age kiddos! (exercises are of various complexity)
Our Pediatric Physical Therapists work with families to provide support in the areas of gross motor development, motor planning and visual motor skills. These may include improving and working with muscle tone, strength and development, range of movement, quality of movement, eye-hand coordination, attention to task and sensory integration. We see children from birth through adolescence with health problems related to injury, disease, or congenital conditions.
We look at the quality of a child’s movements such as their pace and gait when they learn to walk, their balance and coordination skills, regaining range of motion after an injury or from trouble during birth, or the pressure they are able to use during play. Physical Therapists are concerned with helping children reach their full developmental potential and realizing their full range of motion to improve their quality of life.
Pediatric Physical therapy at Progressive Pediatric Therapy provides evaluation, intervention and consultation in the following areas:
- Gross motor development
- Muscle tone and strength
- Posture/Postural control
- Pre-gait and gait training
- Toe-Walking/Locomotion patterns
- Neuromuscular function
- Musculo-skeletal conditions
- Body alignment
- Environmental adaptations/seating and positioning
- Wheelchair positioning and mobility
Physical therapists may incorporate many intervention approaches, including stretching, massage, mobilization, strengthening and endurance training to enhance the child’s capabilities and prevent deformities and contractures. We also assess and modify environmental obstacles that might impede optimal performance.
With physical therapy, kids build strength and improve motor function, balance and coordination in fun, creative ways. In fact, most of the work we do is based in play… it’s the most positive way to get children motivated and involved.