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November 20, 2016

I have to admit, I usually perform this activity with a smaller child…but this was the model I had. Here I am providing hip and trunk support to my model .This is a fantastic low back work out (for both of us). The key is holding the child with your forearm across the...

November 13, 2016

I have several squeak toys of different sizes. Different ones require harder or softer squeezes to squeak as well. I use the auditory feedback as confirmation that the knees have been squeezed together. I have also used a small keyboard when I thought that a squeeze to...

November 5, 2016

I often have to help a child in the initial parts of this range, and then she can do it independently. I always stabilize the legs so the hip flexors can help. The most popular ways I play this are:  1) putting large or small cars down a ramp or tunnel, 2) the TOMY gea...

November 5, 2016

Squat to stand works hip extensors, quadriceps and plantarflexors concentrically on the way up and eccentrically on the way down.I’ve gotten so now I try to get children to look up as they transition up and down to try to keep an arch in the back.When I am working plan...

November 5, 2016

In these pictures I am allowing my handsome model to put his hand on the floor.This exercise is easier from a neck flexion perspective the more upright the child sits. The further back he props his arms, the more neck flexion this exercise requires. This exercise is ha...

November 5, 2016

This is a hard exercise. It takes a very cooperative and/or motivated client (preferably both) to perform this accurately.Sometimes I do this exercise with the child lying on his side facing a wall with only a little space between him and the wall. I tell him to abduct...

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