Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Speaking of Polls

The last poll that was taken on this blog asked the question whether or not you provided your child with any type of physical therapy outside the timed session with a Therapist.

Out of the 6 people that voted in the poll, all 6 people said that they provide their child with some sort of physical therapy in between sessions. This is a good thing and will benefit your child in ways that you may not imagine right now.

For those of you that do not, let me encourage you to ask your PT about what you can be doing with your child in between sessions. Most PT's will be very glad to give you some homework. If they are not, it may be time to find a new PT. Our children need this challenge of PT in their life on a dailybasis.

Knowing what to do is often times one thing that people tell me as to why they don't provide treatment at home. It really doesn't have to be called physical therapy. There is a lot of things that can be done by just providing the right kind of play.

Good luck with this and thanks for participating in the poll. In a future entry, I will address some of the things that John and I are doing together. I would also like to read some of your stories, either as a comment or an entry on your blog.

1 comment:

Angela said...

Benjamin starts next week with a new therapist, and we are now going to be receiving weekly therapy instead of monthly. Thankfully, the therapists here come to your house, which is SUCH a huge help since I have another child at home. I am looking forward to meeting his new therapist; I am hopeful that she is a little more personable than his last one. She sounds like it from the few phone conversations we've had.
I am hoping she can help me with some trunk-strengthening exercises. At 6 1/2 months old, Benjamin can barely sit with assistance if I'm holding him at the hips. He still needs blankets stuffed around him in his Bumbo or his swing.