Pediatric Physical Therapy for Babies #39: Standing Balance Back to Foot Stool

Pediatric Physical Therapy for Babies #39: Standing Balance Back to Foot Stool

Pediatric Physical Therapy for Babies #39: Standing Balance Back to Foot Stool

By Bryan Wright 2 Comments October 11, 2019


Hello! My name is Amy Sturkey. I am a pediatric physical therapist with almost
30 years of clinical experience. I am here with Tatum who is a 7 month old
child who is pulling up to stand. We are just working on some pre-walking and
standing balance skills. So, in an earlier video we stood with the
back to the wall. Now we are going to try standing with his
back to furniture. There are different kinds of supports. With this foot stool, you can actually lean
on this a little easier (than the wall) but there is no head or upper trunk support. So, let’s give it a try. Let me get out of the way. Looks like I have one foot too far back. Oh. That looks tricky. Yay! Look at you! Yay! This is another way to work on standing balance
with a child who is not standing independently yet. I hope you like this idea, and I’ll see you
next time. Bye-bye!

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I have an almost 16 month old who is not standing or walking on her own. She does crawl, pull to stand, lean against something that supports at the hip level and a little bit below it, walk if I hold both hands at different heights, shakily walks with one hand held, just starting to crawl up stairs, and cruises along furniture. I got her hips and back checked by a chiropractor who works on kids and adults and he said she doesn’t have anything wrong in that area and is thinking the delay in walking could be due to being hesitant and scared. What do you recommend to help her to start supporting herself while standing and walking by herself

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