Reaching above the Head Activities to Promote Health and Function


Reaching above the head is aerobic exercise for individuals unable or unwilling to engage in other types of gross motor activities. If the person has adequate balance try the following: Place materials high enough so that they need to stand on toes briefly to attach the item (i.e. hanger, ring or items into a box or tube). Then they can reach down to a box on the floor to retrieve more materials.

Consider placing a vibrating object in the box holding the materials being used for tasks….

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