10 Day Balance Challenge - Pediatric Physical Therapy [SLIDESHARE]
Balance difficulties can arise from a variety of underlying difficulties such as regulating sensory vestibular input, tightness in their lower extremity or trunk muscles or joints, weakness in certain muscles and joints, and difficulty with motor planning. Detecting these problems with balance in your child can be difficult. Review the brief questionnaire below to determine if your child may have difficulty with balance.
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- Does your child have difficulty balancing? Yes/No
- Does your child frequently fall when walking through crowded and busy environments? Yes/No
- Do you notice your child trips often or seems unsafe when climbing playground equipment? Yes/No
- Does your child frequently walk on their toes? Yes/No
- Does your child have trouble balancing or hopping on one foot? Yes/No
If you answered yes to most of these questions, your child could be a candidate for the 10-day balance challenge!
Have you child stand on one foot and use a timer to record how long they can hold this position! They can have 3 attempts to hold this position the longest. Each day the challenge will become more difficult. Use our FREE tool below to log your child’s results!
For safety, in case of falls, try balance challenge in a carpeted room with cushions and or pillows surrounding your child.
Did You Know That ...
... yoga is also a great way to build your child's core muscles, which will enhance balance skills? Please check out our guide on yoga poses that helps kids to de-stress and focus (and great for use in school too!):