Sports therapy

 continua kids is a holistic center providing medically supervised therapies, early intervention programs and support for children with unique needs.

 
 
 
 

SPORTS THERAPY

 

All children can benefit from the exercise, energy release, and pure enjoyment of playing sports. Special needs children are sometimes not encouraged to exercise because of the fear of injury by the parents and guardian. But physical activity is as important for special needs children, as it is for any other child.

Participating in sports can help instill a sense of self-confidence, improve skills, help to improve executive functioning of the brain, in relationship building and working as part of a team. It also helps in weight management.

The benefits of regular physical activity are many:

  • sportBetter overall fitness
  • Improved cognitive benefits
  • Better control of weight
  • Healthier bone density
  • Better emotional and psychological health
  • Improved social skills
  • Improved motor skills
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Reduced risk for diseases such as diabetes
  • Reduced risk for some types of cancers

Any sport or activity can be modified to allow special needs children to get the cardiovascular, flexibility, and strength-training benefits that allows kids to stay healthy and fit. Children in a wheelchair, for instance, can play basketball or tennis. Children without the use of limbs or those with mental disabilities can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of horseback riding. Therapeutic riding programs, can help children learn to ride a horse with proper instruction.

Sports and activities especially good for special needs children are:

Swimming and aquatic therapy: The buoyancy felt in the water while swimming offers a sense of freedom for wheelchair-bound children. It helps the child in maintaining better posture, improved balance and coordination, reduces pain, greater flexibility, better range of motion, reduced joint strain.sports

Other sports therapy activities include: Bicycling, Skating, Football, Handball, Weightlifting.

Competition-level participation is available for children to participate in the Para-Olympics.

 

Testimonials

@ Dr Himani Maam, More than a good doctor, I have the fact that you were a good listener. We are obliged to you for your effective analysis and diagnosis for our son "Sri**n". First of all, it has eased us from the negative thoughts we had and clarified a lot of doubts. In addition to this it has helped us in taking a focused approach towards the treatment. I am also thankful to almighty that I have been recommended to Continua Kids on time. We got all suggestions and support to make the course correction which was necessary for my son.
Pe*li & Sw**up Pan**rahi
Patient
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