Muscular Weakness

muscular strength in children

Is your baby having trouble holding up their head? Does your child slump in their seat or can’t seem to sit still? Are they having a hard time learning how to walk?These symptoms could be a sign of muscular weakness. A delay in developmental milestones could caused by reduced muscle strength.

  • It enhances overall physical performance
  • Helps support the ability to complete daily activities
  • Improves posture and stability
  • Boosts metabolism and contributes to weight management
  • It reduces the risk of injury by providing joint stability
  • Connection between physical movement and better academic performance
  • Weak muscles can affect confidence and self-esteem in situations where they cannot keep up with their peers
  • Brain injury
  • Down syndrome
  • Genetics
  • Injury
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Prematurity
  • Sedentary lifestyle or play

  Studies have shown that kids develop hand strength best through frequent, spontaneous and unstructured play but today’s kids are doing less and less of this kind of play. Even children in organized sports do not get the full benefits of participating in unstructured gross motor play.

If muscle weakness is impacting your child, therapy can help. Through targeted exercises and movements and specific play activities therapy can help address these issues while supporting and adapting activities for increased independence. Plus we make it fun so kids are more willing to participate.

If you suspect your child might be struggling with muscle weakness, don’t hesitate to contact Polka Dot Kids LLC.

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