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Tumble Forms 3

Pediatric Tumble Forms

Tumble FormsPurpose
Wedges Primarily used as an alternative to sitting when a child lacks head contol, sitting balance and lacks ability to adjust the trunk from poor posture.
Wedges: Provide WB on UEs Position child prone on proper sized wedge to accomplish: favored WB on shoulders, elbows, extended forearms
Wedges: Facilitate head raising and controlled movement Positon prone symmetrically w/UEs extended over upper edge allowing for unsupported head.
Wedges: Promote Extension of hips and knees w/abductor Place in prone symmetrically so WB is felt on trunk, helping hips extend & bear weight. In turn, the knees are freed to extend and bear weight. Abudctor is best positioned between knees @ knee joint.
Wedges: Facilitate rolling skills Place crosswise on 2 or 3 properly sized wedges used to (A) child in trunk rotation.
Wedges: Creativity- Side lying Can be used to raise a side lyer for an angled side lying position.
Wedges: Creativity- Supine When child lies supine on wedge, sit-ups are easier.
Deluxe Strap Wedges: Benefits for Therapists Gives therapist ability to work (I), w/out worrying about child rolling off wedge.
Deluxe Strap Wedges: Straps Secured over top of child w/Velcro loop fasteners. Can be crisscrossed to empasize holding just hips firmly in place.
Universal Side Lyer: Provides a technique comfortably placing a child on thier side who can't maintain the position (I).
Side Lying (def) basic developmental building block task which a child needs masterin order to roll, balance, crawl.
Further development of ____ & _____ & _____ depend on achieving side lying. GM, FM, perceptual motor skills
Side postioning is helpful because: it decreases abnormal extension
Side postioning is helpful because: maintains shoulders in protraction
Side postioning is helpful because: it allows arms to be placed in midline position.
Universal Side Lyer: (L) & (R) Side Lying- Head Control (step 1) Head positioned in midline to achieve as much symmetry as poss. 1st: prevnt head from extending back by placing head jut before edge/pressing against back block.
Universal Side Lyer: (L) & (R) Side Lying- Head Control (step 2) Level head by placing an object under head high enough to take up difference between lower shoudler and lower side of head.
Universal Side Lyer: Forearm and Hand Fx. In side lying position the lower arm is prevented from goinginto extreme extension by base & weight of child's body. Upper arm is (A) by gravity 2 approach midline. Both arms=more relaxed and don't exhibit excessive tone. Now more capable of hand fx.
Universal Side Lyer: Postural Drainage Congested respiratory cond. can be helped by raising LE end of Side Lyer onto a Wedge. Provide proper incline for drainage as well as support for LEs, but don't leave child unattended!
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