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Physical Therapy -> Gait -> Retraining Exercises
With all these phases and patterns and mechanics of gait, there's a lot that can go wrong. PT 's are known for improving gait patterns (with or without an assisting device or orthotic). We do this through various exercises, activities, and stretches to retrain gait patterns.
Visual Schedule Cards
- Luke will ambulate 3 steps with no external aid to increase his stamina and walking independence in 3 weeks. 1
- Tony will ambulate 50 feet, 5 times over 2 week(s), with hand held assist for increased transitioning when ambulating in school. 1
Systematic Review of the Health Benefits of Physical Activity and Fitness In School-Aged Children and Youth 2Author: Ian Janssen - A review dealing with multiple resource to showcase the benefits of physical activity in children. This evidence can be used to understand the positive effects of exercise on a child's physical and cognitive health.
Evidence-Based Intervention In Physical Activity: Lessons From Around the World 2Author: Gregory W Heath - EBP relating to physical activity intervention. Helpful for adults and adolescents.