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Climbing and Bouldering Therapy

Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley's popular program has moved to Vertical Endeavors in Glendale Heights to provide physical therapy and occupational therapy in these state-of-the-art climbing facilities! The varied terrain offers countless opportunities for physical and sensory challenges. Specially shaped handholds are easier for children just beginning to develop climbing skills. Vertical Endeavors has an automatic belay system, which frees up therapists’ hands to work more closely with the clients and minimize downtime.

Who Should Participate?

Maximum safety is the highest priority. In order to maintain a safe environment and to benefit all participants, it is required that upon entering the climbing therapy program all participants must be able to:

  • Walk with or without an assistive device.
  • Follow two-step directions.
  • Able to work in a busy and sometimes loud environment.

Program Objectives

  • Improve general fitness and endurance.
  • Increase overall body strength and flexibility.
  • Improve body awareness and motor planning.
  • Increase independence and self-reliance for new physical activities.

How Do I Get Started?

Getting started is easy! Contact our Intake Coordinator at 630.282.2026 to ask questions or schedule an appointment.

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