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June 19, 2023

Top Products to Practice Physical Therapy at Home

Physical therapy (PT) can be a valuable tool for children with developmental delays or disabilities, as it helps them build strength, improve coordination, and develop important motor skills.

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Jen Wirt

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Physical therapy (PT) can be a valuable tool for children with developmental delays or disabilities, as it helps them build strength, improve coordination, and develop important motor skills. However, physical therapy can also be expensive and time-consuming, which is why many families choose to complement therapy sessions with at-home activities and products.

Here are some recommended products and toys that families can use at home to help their child with physical therapy:
  1. Balance boards: Balance boards are a fun and effective way for children to build core stability and improve balance. There are many different types of balance boards available, from wobble boards to rocker boards, so families can choose the best option for their child's needs.  Buy Now - Gentle Monster Balance Board
  2. Theraputty: Theraputty is a soft, squishy material that can be used for hand strengthening exercises. Children can squeeze, mold, and manipulate the putty to build strength in their hands, fingers, and wrist. As an alternative, Model Magic clay is a fun and colorful way to build hand strength. Buy Now - FlintRehab TheraputtyBuy Now - Model Magic clay
  3. Agility ladders: Agility ladders are a fun and engaging way for children to improve their coordination and balance. Children can step in and out of the ladder, jump over the rungs, and perform other exercises to build their motor skills.Buy Now - Agility Ladder
  4. Balls: Balls of various sizes and types, such as soft, inflatable balls and weighted balls, can be used for a variety of physical therapy exercises, such as tossing, catching, and rolling.
  5. Stepping Stones: Stepping Stones are a set of balance stones that come in varying heights and colors. Playing on the stones promotes balance and stability.Buy Now - Stepping Stones
  6. Rockers and gliders: Rockers and gliders are great for improving balance and coordination. Children can sit on the rocker or glider and move back and forth to work on their balance and coordination.Buy Now - Balance GliderBuy Now - Rocking Horse
  7. Play tents: Play tents are a fun and imaginative way for children to engage in physical activity. Children can crawl, climb, and play in the tent, building strength, coordination, and balance.Buy Now - Spaceship Play Tent
  8. Play tunnels: Play tunnels are similar to play tents, and are a great way for children to engage in physical activity and build strength, coordination, and balance. Children can crawl, climb, and play in the tunnel.Buy Now - Play Tunnel with Window
  9. Trampolines: Trampolines are a great way for children to improve balance, coordination, and overall motor skills. Children can jump, bounce, and play on the trampoline to build their physical abilities.Buy Now - Toddler Trampoline
  10. Swing sets: Swing sets are another great way for children to engage in physical activity and build strength, coordination, and balance. Children can swing, climb, and play on the swing set.Buy Now- Folding Slide

These products and toys can be used in conjunction with therapy sessions to help children reach their full potential and overcome any developmental delays or disabilities they may be facing. It's important for families to consult with their physical therapist before starting any at-home activities to ensure that they are appropriate for their child's needs. With the right tools and support, children can make significant progress in their physical therapy and develop the skills they need to thrive.Coral Care physical therapists can offer in-person and video-based therapy. Our therapists will create a personalized plan for you to practice at home with your child. Schedule an evaluation now.

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