Nina Berault PT, DPT
In the modern world, our babies tend to move from container to container (carriers to car seats to backpacks, etc) with little independent movement in between. This certainly has implications for development of gross motor skills in the future. Check out the strategies below to ensure that your baby develops a strong core to take on the world!
TUMMY TIME !!! (begins at birth)
Let's get ROLLING!!! (start at 3 months)
General Core Strength and Sitting Balance (> or = 5 months)
By: Nina Gallelli PT, DPT
It is common for children ages 2-4 to be apprehensive when ascending and descending stairs. This may be the case for several reasons including balance deficits, strength deficits, fear of heights, etc. In addition to speaking with a licensed physical or occupational therapist, try the suggestions listed below!