We do not have Physical Therapy right now. Our therapist moved, so I decided to try and see how we do on our own. I think that we are doing O.K, we had some great therapist in the past that taught me a lot. I thought I would share some of the things we do to build core strength and upper body strength. Adeline loves the ball, it has always been an easy stress free way to do therapy for her.
First, I set her centered on a yoga ball that we just purchased at Wal mart. I hold her at her waist and bounce her a little, to challenge her stability. I usually sing the Wheels on the Bus or just say "bounce, bounce, bounce"
Next, I move her side to side a little, and front to back a little. This works more of her side core muscles.
Next, we work on bearing weight on her feet. Adeline leans on the ball, but stands with her feet on the floor. If your child is not standing yet you will need to hold on to them.
We also reach for beads.
When we first purchased the cow about 6 months ago, I really had to help Adeline or she would fall over the cows head. She did that a few times, but now she is stronger and does not need assistance.
I love the bean bag chair for fun climbing. Builds lots of strength without even knowing it!
Have Fun, while building those muscles.