Children often come to physical therapy because they have difficulties carrying out common tasks, like walking up and down stairs, or jumping. Their therapy, then, involves much repetition of those activities, and children, like all of us, can get tired or bored or frustrated. Unlike adults, though, they are a lot more honest and don’t always want to tough it out and continue!
That is why we try to incorporate fun activities and rewards into pediatric physical therapy. Holidays and other special occasions give us a chance to add new elements to the exercises which help kids stay on task because it’s fun for them. Here are some pictures of our kid patients doing an Easter Egg Hunt, which was an easy and fun way to celebrate a holiday and do treatment at the same time! (Photos used with permission.)