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Incorporating physiotherapy with playtime! ๐ŸŽจ

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

Imagine practicing regular physiotherapy with a young child at home... For them it can be boring or seen as a chore, not forgetting the challenges for the parent.


As challenging as it is, for many children regular physio routines is extremely important. So we have come up with some simple yet effective methods to make physiotherapy practice at home more exciting!


Incorporating physiotherapy with playtime is a great way to help children develop their gross and fine motor skills, improve their physical abilities, and address any developmental delays or disabilities. By making physiotherapy activities fun and engaging, children can enjoy the benefits of physiotherapy while also having fun.


One way to incorporate physiotherapy with playtime is to use play-based activities to help children develop their gross motor skills. This could include activities like climbing, crawling, jumping, and throwing and catching a ball. These activities can be made even more fun by adding in elements of play, such as using a soft ball for throwing and catching, or setting up an obstacle course for climbing and crawling.


Incorporating physiotherapy with playtime can also help children develop their fine motor skills. Activities like drawing, cutting, and threading can be made more engaging by using fun materials, such as colorful papers and stickers, or by setting up a craft station with a variety of materials for children to use.


Another way to incorporate physiotherapy with playtime is to use games and sports to help children improve their physical abilities. For example, playing catch with a ball can help improve hand-eye coordination, while playing hopscotch can help improve balance and coordination. These activities can be made even more fun by adding in elements of competition, such as keeping score or playing against each other.


Overall, incorporating physiotherapy with playtime is a great way to help children enjoy the benefits of physiotherapy while also having fun. By making physiotherapy activities engaging and enjoyable, children can develop their gross and fine motor skills, improve their physical abilities, and address any developmental delays or disabilities in a way that is fun and enjoyable.


Which methods would work best for your child?



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