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May 30, 2016

In this exercise I consider the child strong enough to lean down and up without support. If the child needs more help, then I use an adjustable bench for the child to lean down to and come back up. Obviously the lower the bench, the harder this is. I love the Kaye Prod...

May 22, 2016

Since it is the end range of adduction that I usually see the difficulty with, I like this activity squeezing a ball.This ball is a gerdy style ball so it deforms and squeezes well.It also glows in the dark which makes it more fun. “Ten Squeezes and we’ll turn off the...

May 16, 2016


I try side lying in the middle of the floor only with my most reliable clients or with the ones who are too heavy to move. I may also try this side lying in the middle of the floor with a client if I plan to let the child abduct with knee flexion to decrease the lever...

May 8, 2016

I do a lot of bench sit ups. I like the bench because there is no obvious place to roll to the side and push up from...but kids still try…so that is why I have them hold onto something with 2 hands. It can be hard to train a child to keep 2 hands on an object. Often a...

May 2, 2016

This exercise encourages all round lower extremity muscle activation. Sitting lower on the bench means more initial hip flexion, more knee flexion, and more dorsiflexion in the starting position. This in turn means more hip extension, knee extension and plantarflexion...

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