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Physiotherapy: Using the PhysioBall To Build Strength
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




Try this with kids with cerebral palsy or Hypotonia. Having trouble developing good head, neck, and back control? Try lying your child face down on the ball, holding their hips, and encouraging them to lift their face while the ball is rolled forward.
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Try lying kids on a physiotherapy ball on their tummies. Encourage them to reach up, perhaps to remove magnets from the refrigerator door. Neck, back, stomach, and arm muscles are all strengthened. This is a great exercise for children with low muscle tone!

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