At-Home Therapeutic Activities

Tummy Time

July 30, 2020

In this video, Erin goes over why tummy time is so important in your child's development. She will show you different techniques to use and household items to help promote tummy time.

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Increasing Core Strength for Sitting, Ages 4-6 months

July 23, 2020

In this video, Erin goes over milestones for sitting between 4-6 months of age. She discusses strategies to increase your child's core strength with a physioball, sitting on a caregivers’ knees and using a laundry basket to help with sitting. Erin also demonstrates transitioning in and out of sitting and strategies to help with this. Lastly, she addresses the Bumbo Chair debate for "strengthening their core muscles."

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Home Exercise Program: Balance Training

July 20, 2020

This video covers various balance training exercises that families can do with their kids if they notice they’re falling down a lot and their Physical Therapist wants you to continue with the work into the next session. It involves balance with a laundry basket, with a noodle, bubbles, and with pillows with various fun games for the families to play together (safely, of course).

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Creating a Sensory Path at Home

July 8, 2020

In this video, Elissia shows you how to make a sensory path right at home. A sensory path is a fun and playful way to help develop a child's motor skills like balance, hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. These sensory paths can also give your child a much needed "brain break" and help to get the wiggles out! Enjoy!

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How to Make Your Own Sensory Paper

July 8, 2020

In this video, our PT Megan shows you how to do 10 different animal walks that can help to improve your child's strength, coordination and balance. The animal walks include: bear walk, crab walk, bunny hop, kangaroo hop, frog hop, penguin waddle, dinosaur stomps, lizard, inchworm and the flamingo.

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Activities on a Therapy Ball

July 8, 2020

In this video, Caryn shows you some activities you can do with a therapy/exercise ball with your child. These exercises can help to strengthen your child's core, work on sensory integration, increase hand-eye coordination, and improve social communication (making eye contact during the exercises).

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Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

July 8, 2020

Plagiocephaly (aka “flat head syndrome”) results from babies being placed on their backs for prolonged periods of time beyond just during sleep. Another common incidence of being on their backs for too long is Torticollis (aka “tight neck syndrome”). These are some techniques that parents can use at home to help round out their child's head and make their neck feel less tight. This helps their head not only become more rounded, but also helps the child be able to achieve their motor milestones and helps facial structures to grow symmetrically as they get older.

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