Therapy Ball Exercises --
Here, Joe is doing therapy ball exercises with Physical Therapist, Shannon, and home teacher, Norma, at a Therapy Center to strengthen his core muscles.
11 y.o. Joe C. has autism and is essentially nonverbal, although he has recently been making great strides in his efforts to speak. He has a dedicated home classroom to supplement his special needs school, which has been a blessing with so many snow days this year!
Joe is so special; he had successful brain surgery at age 10 to correct a seizure disorder and has been making huge gains as a result!
60 minutes of video done in Jan/Feb 2011 can be viewed in 7 separate segments:
Joe C -- Home Lesson (14 min)
Joe C -- Verb Cards (3 min)
Joe C -- Letters, Reading, Quantity (6 min)
Joe C -- Number cards 1 -- 61 (15 min)
Joe C -- Number cards 61 -- 100 (10 min)
Joe C -- Therapy Ball Exercises -- PT Shannon & Norma (3 min)
Joe C -- Physical Therapy -- PT Shannon & Norma (6 min)
Here is another ball exercise workout for the beginner. Please review the exercise ball and should you feel any discomfort, stop and consult your physician or physical therapist.
How to sit on the exercise ball|
Sitting on the exercise ball correctly is necessary for future exercise ball exercises. Click on the link to get more details on sitting position
Learning how to perform a pelvic tilt is paramount to learning pelvic control. Click on the link to get more details on how to perform a pelvic tilt.
Pelvic lateral Shift
Learning how to do the pelvic lateral shift is all part of learning pelvic control. One needs to be able to control their pelvis independent of the rest of the spine. Click on this link for more details about performing the lateral shift.
Assuming the Supine Position
Learning how to get into this position safely and maintain it is necessary before you progress to exercises where limb movement is involved. You must be able to maintain stability before you can introduce mobility in a stability ball workout.
This is another rudimentary ball exercise that must be mastered before introducing any limb movement. Click on the link for more details on how to perform bridging on the exercise ball.