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October 25, 2015

This is the classic heel slide with a scooterboard flare. I have so many of my clients with diplegic cerebral palsy who are weak in their hamstrings or have spasticity in their hamstrings. I usually have to find ways to minimize the resistance from the heel sliding alo...

October 18, 2015

This is a classic quad strengthening exercise …and one that I don’t typically do.I have plenty of children who need terminal knee extension.I think I strongly prefer closed chain exercises.When I do this exercise, I try to find something that makes a sound when pressed...

October 11, 2015


Inversion with Manual Assistance/Resistance in Supine

The only down side to this exercise is my client cannot see the movement from flat supine.  So, sometimes I prop the child up on a pillow or allow the child to sit up leaning back on his arms to be able to watch t...

October 4, 2015


 Kicking a Rolled ball in Vault:


Add a ball in and most activities are more fun.I roll the ball, and the client kicks it back.This is exquisitely hard for even my high functioning clients with cerebral palsy.If this is too hard, have the child in vault on a single, do...

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