Physical Therapy -> Strength -> Upper Extremity

Upper Extremity

Our upper extremities is our arms. PT works both arms to make sure patients are strong enough to use both arms for any task, like climbing a ladder or crawling. PT works on upper extremity strength by doing exercises with the shoulders, upper arm, forearm, and hands.

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Activity List(s)

Visual Schedule Cards

Goal Bank

  • Mara will actively participate and follow directions to maintain prone prop over a supportive device (ball, swing, wedge) for 10 minutes at a time in 4 /5 trials, with visuals and min verbal assistance to increase body strength and awareness. 0
  • Jane will actively participate and complete 10 min of upper body strengthening activities, including animal walk, plank, inchworm, and similar weight-bearing activities with modeling in 4 /5 sessions, to increase upper-body strength and awareness. 0
  • Mara will actively participate and complete 10 min of upper-body strengthening activities, including animal walk, plank, inchworm, and similar weight-bearing activities with visual and min verbal cues, in 4 / 5 sessions, to increase upper-body strength and awareness. 0
  • Theo will safely perform 20 push ups without falling, 5 days a week for 2 months, to improve upper extremity strength. 1
  • Caitlyn will safely climb a ladder at the playground with minimal assistance, 3 times a week, for 2 week(s), to improve overall strength and endurance. 1
  • Kim will safely perform 15 - jumping jacks, with min verbal prompting, 3/4 times per week, for 3 months, to improve extremity strength to join the playtime with her peers freely. 0
  • Jane will toss a ball underhand 6 feet with min assistance, 5 times over 4-5 sessions, to increase ball skills so that he can play better during recess. 0
  • Savvah will actively perform upper and lower extremity and trunk strengthening exercises in every session at least 10 mins per session in 6 consecutive sessions to be able to continue practicing independently at home. 0
  • Sean will build a tower out of 10 blocks, with minimal assistance, for 5 sessions, to improve dexterity for building playtime. 1
  • Darren will grasp a cube from a pile of shapes, from sitting, with 80% success, 10 times over 5 sessions, to improve grasping ability for playtime. 1
  • Ryan will throw a baseball 20 feet with proper mechanics 10 times a day, for 2 week(s), to improve ball skills. 1
  • Tim will grasp a toy using BUE at midline in 3 / 5 treatment sessions, with Minimal assist and 80% verbal cues for increased grasp and release during playtime. 1
  • Mikayla will throw a baseball 15 feet with no cuing, to improve functional throwing range of motion, within 1 week. 1
  • Brett will move his arm from the side position straight into the air, 5 times for 6 sessions, to make asking questions in class easier. 0

Resources

  • Dr. Seuss ’Sleep Book’ Yoga Sequence preview

    Dr. Seuss ’Sleep Book’ Yoga Sequence

    Whitney Castle

    This is a short yoga sequence to follow along with the Dr. Seuss "Sleep Book."

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  • Physical Therapy For Jokesters: Wisecrack preview

    Physical Therapy For Jokesters: Wisecrack

    Dana Parker

    Physical Therapy Resource. Movement Resource. Exercise Resource. PT. A collection of coordination, core strength, upper and lower extremity strength, and crossing the midline activities. Great for ...

    Includes activity list

    3

  • Spring Animal Exercises preview

    Spring Animal Exercises

    Dana Parker PTA

    Physical Therapy Resource. Exercise Resource. Occupational Therapy Resource. PT. OT. Movement Resource. Spring is in the air, so it's time to get moving! These fun animal exercises help improve str...

    Includes activity list

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  • Physical Therapy For Spring: Strawberry preview

    Physical Therapy For Spring: Strawberry

    Dana Parker PTA

    A collection of coordination, core strength, upper and lower extremity strength, and crossing the midline activities. Great for those who are dreaming of delicious spring and summer strawberries.

    Includes activity list

    3

  • Physical Therapy For Spring: Daffodils preview

    Physical Therapy For Spring: Daffodils

    Dana Parker PTA

    Physical Therapy Resource. Movement Resource. PT. Exercise Resource. A collection of coordination, core strength, upper and lower extremity strength, and crossing the midline activities. Great for ...

    Includes activity list

    3

  • Wonderwoman Warm-Up preview

    Wonderwoman Warm-Up

    Whitney Castle

    A fun little super hero warm up activity based with Wonder Woman packed with gross motor skills!

    2

  • "I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie" Yoga Activity preview

    "I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie" Yoga Activity

    Whitney Castle

    Read and move along to the book! Use the old lady to print and cut a circle/opening for her mouth or use on white board. Print and cut out food items to place in Old Lady's mouth or use food items ...

    Includes activity list

    2

  • 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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  • 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.

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