Care recipient (cr) has weak arms and has trouble lifting and reaching

Try: The cr might want to try playing ball with the grand kids or the caregiver (cg) throwing catching and kicking a ball are very helpful activities to improve large motor skills begin with a balloon rather than a ball the slower motion of a balloon makes catching easier then try using a large ball use smaller balls as gross motor skills improve

Materials: Baseball or other small ball ball mitt large ball for kicking balloons

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from how to improve large motor skills by melinda l secor 2009 available at

Keywords: Poor balance weak muscles exercise lifting posture reaching

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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