Postural control is important for kids with modified abilities.

Functional Benefits:

Postural control during transfers

being able to sit up on edge of bed for ease in transfer

While sitting on the toilet

being able to transfer and hold themselves up for toilet use

Eventually being able to sit by themselves

sitting up on bedside, sitting in chair for longer periods of time and avoiding being bed-bound

Achieving postural control through physical therapy

Here we are working on quadruped, with and without a therapy ball, this…

Encourages weight-bearing on upper extremities

Develops elbow extension

Develops trunk control

We are using the therapy ball under abdomen, as the patient is only able to maintain quadruped for about 30 seconds with maximum assistance. The therapy ball is comfortable for the patient and takes the strain off both the therapist’s and the parents’ backs while working in this position.