Physical therapy for dyspraxia
Physical therapy for dyspraxia primarily centres around strengthening muscles through exercises of various kinds that are proper and doable, according to the child’s requirements. It helps improve the functioning of muscles needed for motor skills, again, to help the kid achieve better balance and coordination in everyday school and home tasks.
Physical therapy for dyspraxia is usually done by a physiotherapist . They start by establishing the child’s baseline motor skills through assessment, from where the specific developmental, physiotherapeutic intervention begins. Physical therapy for dyspraxia may is used for:
- Improving Strength
- Improving Body Awareness
- Improving Balance
- Improving task-specific skills
- Improving posture
The following exercises or treatment are a part of physical therapy for dyspraxia
- Playing on an obstacle course
- Standing on one foot
- Riding a bicycle
- Gross Motor exercise like walking, running, hopping
- Coordination exercises like throwing and catching ball
- Movement exercise like swinging or rolling back and forth over a therapy ball to correct posture.
- Weightbearing exercises like toe-walk crawling, crawling around the house and crab walking and other animal walks.