Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Rotation while Reaching behind for toys

This little guy is reaching for the lacing shapes I put on the horse's croup. I think you can see how nicely he is rotating his trunk, strengthening his abdominal muscles and balancing at the same time. He was able to lace on the cord he is grasping in his left hand independently. A mom with a 16 month old with Down's syndrome told me that the physical therapist has noticed improved sitting balance since she started hippotherapy about 8 weeks ago. I love hearing that!

Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR/L

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