Circus skills are a great way to improve balance, gain strength and develop new physical skills and confidence. We use circus skills during 1:1 sessions, ensuring that therapy is targeted directly to the physical capabilities we are working to improve.
Bending down, reaching outside your base of support and using fine motor skills all whilst helping a new plant to grow. It sure beats standing in a corner with your feet together. That's without mentioning the challenge to planning skills, functional sensory training and positive impacts on your mood and wellbeing. What's not to love?
Fine motor skills, turn taking and social skills. Plus little yellow creatures with snap on hair. Lego allows so many skills to be developed, making this one of our most loved offerings. Therapy that kids love.
So many of us miss out on exploring our artistic capabilities. But it doesn't always need to be this way. Depending on the art form, art can be used to challenge both gross and fine motor skills, spatial skills, language development, planning and so many other aspects of daily life. Its impact is simply beautiful.
Rolling, climbing and balancing. Exploring, engaging and developing. All with soft mats. It's pure genius for therapy. As opposed to a general gymnastics experience, our Physio's use gymnastics in 1:1 sessions that are tailored to challenge specific components and skills of moving. It's like the usual benefits of gymnastics targeted and super-charged.
Cooking is not only important for independence, it can also be a challenge across so many important domains. It's got planning, shopping, budgeting, time management, sensory stimulation, fine motor skills and much more. Plus, there's food. Did we mention the food?
Sport is fun and therapy should be too. Rather than watching a child completing yet another "bridge", why not get the same benefit whilst engaging in something that means something and is actually motivating. By its nature sport has endless physical possibilities. We use sports skills 1:1 and sneak in all the exercises we'd usually recommend. It's sneakily beneficial, like hiding fourteen different vegetables in a bolognese sauce.