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April 29, 2017

This exercise takes advantage of simple biomechanics. If a child sits side sit with his knee spread as wide as possible, the pelvis is fairly level.  As you have the child put his knees closer together, the pelvis becomes more tilted. When the knees are completely on t...

April 22, 2017

This is a tough exercise.  I had to fake it on the yoga mat.  I do this exercise on a smooth floor.  I stabilize the child’s heels on the floor and ask the child to pull himself toward me with the strength of his hamstrings.  To make this a lot easier, you could have t...

April 16, 2017

Straight Leg Swing Forward

Consider this sort of like a straight leg raise but standing.  Often my clients who need this activity need some form of upper extremity support.  I use their walker a lot of times.  Two hands held by a parent would also work.  The Kaye Produc...

April 9, 2017

By having my client stabilize his foot on the floor, I get less cheating with hip flexion and hip external rotation as I try to isolate inversion.  Place the target carefully. Often I will passively take the foot to the child's end range position to see how much moveme...

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