Friday, March 12, 2010

New Use for a Therapy Ball

Have you ever heard of Drums Alive? It is an aerobic fitness class using therapy balls and drumsticks. This is a great activity incorporating rhythm, aerobic fitness, crossing midline, proprioceptive input and muscle strengthening. In the Drums Alive classes they put the therapy balls on aerobic steps but you could just put them in cardboard boxes and use wooden spoons as your drumsticks to start.

Turn up the music and rock it out in tall kneeling.

Want to incorporate sit to stand transfers and lower extremity strengthening? Elevate one of the ball boxes and have the child sit on the other. Rock on!

Need more ideas? Check out this work out video of adults doing Drums Alive.

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