By Evgenia Zheleznyak - Coordinator of the Medical project
Thanks to the funds received the physical therapy room was completely equipped. The special flooring has been bought and it has given the space for movements,. It’s safe for children because it’s made of the soft material. Since that a child can do a lot of movements while lying on the floor. It’s also pleasant at touch so that children receive good tactile sensations while doing physical activities, which is very important. The bright blue flooring gives positive emotions to children as well. Also the muscle trainer with appearance of little horse has been bought. It trains different muscle groups while a child sits on it. Also a kid can train the hand and back muscles while playing different games. The muscle trainer is also comfortable for training of equilibrium retention is needed for our kids as well, especially with cerebral palsy diagnosis after the surgery. And, of course, a kid gets positive emotional charge sitting on the “horse” and doing his favorite things. The swing has been bought for balance training. Most of our children have problems with balance and coordination. This swing helps to learn to control their own bodies, to improve the motor skills, complex movements, mental processes and thinking activity. The parallel bars are designed to train all muscle groups, especially the arms and back muscles. They are also used for gait training. Additionally have been bought the yoga props for laying; the bicycle for walking. We have a few kids learning to walk and this bicycle, besides the baby walkers, is the best alternative for them. Owing to this equipment our specialists have much more comfort to conduct exercises with children. Also now children are more engaged in exercises and their motivation and mood are improved. The exercises have become more diverse. By purchasing this equipment the influence to the important children skills development has been increased.
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