Physical Therapy -> Gross Motor Skills -> Ambulation

Ambulation

Walking is usually seen by 18 months of age, but that's not where ambulation stops! PT also looks at walking up and down stairs, walking backwards, walking up and down ramps, walking over pliable surfaces (like grass, mulch, or trampolines), walking with adult patterns of gait, and running. If there's any difficulty in reaching these other walking milestones, that is when PT steps in to help correct and advance.

Resources

  • Going On a Hike preview

    Going On a Hike

    Kurt Meyerhofer

    Outdoor. Senses. Going on a hike. Take a virtual hike and enjoy the sights along the way.

    Includes activity list
  • Superhero Animal HIIT Exercise preview

    Superhero Animal HIIT Exercise

    Whitney Castle

    Enjoy this HIIT (high intensity interval training) exercise any time of the day. This is a kid friendly activity, but any adult can join! The activity incorporates animal moves to make it fun. Perf...

  • Spooktacular Movement Story preview

    Spooktacular Movement Story

    Whitney Castle

    Get moving to a Halloween inspired spooktacular movement story. Each movement is highlighted throughout story and spells out HALLOWEEN.

  • Outdoor Activity Recreation Hiking preview

    Outdoor Activity Recreation Hiking

    Teodora Gajic Bakic, MOT, OTR/L

    Occupational Therapy. Outdoor Group Activity. Imagination Hiking. Language Resource. SLP. OT. Speech. Local Hiking Trail. Small Animals.

    Includes activity list
  • Kiki's Wintery Mix Physical Therapy Activities preview

    Kiki's Wintery Mix Physical Therapy Activities

    Virginia Ingram, MS CCC-SLP

    Physical Therapy Resources. PT Resources. Exercise Resources. Occupational Therapy Resource. Kiki's Wintery Mix coordination, core strength, upper extremity strength, and crossing the midline activ...

    Includes activity list
  • Holiday Breakfast Yoga and Breathing Activities preview

    Holiday Breakfast Yoga and Breathing Activities

    Whitney Castle, PT, DPT

    Yoga Resource. Movement Resource. Physical Therapy Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. Mindfulness Resource. Move and breathe along with a holiday breakfast menu with yoga poses and breathing ...

    Includes activity list
  • Farm Animal Moves preview

    Farm Animal Moves

    Whitney Castle

    Have fun exercising while moving and acting like farm animals! This can be done for so many seconds or minutes or even to music for a game of freeze.

  • Super Hero Animal Interval preview

    Super Hero Animal Interval

    Whitney Castle

    Have fun with these animal moves as a great exercise and gross motor activity. This activity can help with sensory/emotional regulation, calming techniques, balance, coordination, and strengthening...

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