Postural control is important for kids with modified abilities.
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.