Supported Bouncing on a Trampoline: Exercises for a Child with Cerebral Palsy #007

Supported Bouncing on a Trampoline: Exercises for a Child with Cerebral Palsy #007


Hello! My name is Amy Sturkey. I am
pediatric physical therapist. I am here with my co-instructor. His name
is Sebastian and he is 6 and a half years old. He has spastic
quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Sebastian is a child who is…because of his strong
extensor tone, he is usually not terribly happy with his orthotics on. So I know
I am about to get lamblasted but we do not have orthotics on. I am sure I
would not want to see the position of his ankles and feet but to be
able to make sure we can weight bearing through the legs, we go ahead
and do weight bearing through the legs in controlled places. We are on a
trampoline. We are working on head control. So just like I did on an
earlier video sitting, I do the same thing standing.
Again a lot of times, these kids do not get enough movement. They tend to be
placed places that are still. Kids crave movement. So I move with my kids. I have got him here
standing and bouncing on the trampoline. What are you doing? Again, you do not have to have a
trampoline to do this kind of activity. You can do it bouncing on a bed, assuming your bed is strong…that is kind of funny… assuming your bed is strong enough to hold you up. I would hate for you to go clomping to the floor. But it is one of the ways we work on weight-bearing
through his hips. Dynamic weight-bearing is more important than static weight
bearing. From here, if I get his legs a little wider I could do a lateral
weight shift as well..or not. Side to side while I bounce. Anyway, I hope
this is an idea for you to do at home for dynamic weight bearing in standing. I will look forward to seeing
you next time. Thanks! Bye-bye!

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