Physical Therapy to work on the fundamentals of sports, emphasizing coordination, timing, physical fitness and fun! This program focuses on enhancing a child’s ability to participate fully in sports programs, gym class, and other sport related activities. Performance of desired sports skills is analyzed, and needed components are worked on during exercises, drill activities and via a home strengthening program. Working on the needed skills for each sport separately and at the child’s pace will assist the child to participate more readily in organized games with peers. Sports addressed will include (but might not be limited to): basketball, soccer, and baseball. Each child should come with 2-3 personal goals of sports- related tasks that he/she would like to improve.
Children who may benefit from this program include kids with mildly decreased strength and range of motion, decreased balance, difficulty with ball skills, bilateral coordination issues, eye-hand coordination issues. Diagnoses that might be appropriate include, but are not limited to: hyptonia/low muscle tone, mild cerebral palsy, developmental coordination disorder.
Children who are:
• 6 years to 12 years of age
• Able to walk independently without an assistive device
• Able to follow 3-4 step directions
• Able to attend to tasks for 5-10 minutes at a time
Getting started is easy! Contact our Intake Coordinator at 630.282.2026 to ask questions or schedule an appointment.