Integrating Movement into Preschool Curriculums to Promote Learning for ALL Children by Laura J. Krueger PT.MA and Mary J. Sullivan-Coleman OTR.MA.
The use of circular whole body stretch bands and small molding balls in movement therapy provides unique ways for the dance movement therapist to address the physical, mental, and emotional issues of aging. This sensory approach stimulates our proprioceptive and neuro-muscular systems responsible for increased receptivity, assimilation, and memory.
Movement involving several elastic resistance props provides sensory input that is beneficial for children with sensory processing dysfunction. Pressing into or being supported by the walls of heavy spandex can address a multitude of symptoms: sensitivity to touch, hypo or hyper mobility, poor co-ordination, spatial awareness, and body boundaries.
Have you ever considered a connection between your feet and your neck? Meet the fascia: a connective tissue that forms a body-wide tensional network. The fibrous architecture of fasciae provides resistance when muscles are stretched, and slack when muscles are in a shortened position. Fascia connects all muscles and organs, providing structural support for posture and movement. Elastic and resilient fascial structures serve as an internal mechanism to improve movement performance and prevent injuries. Similarly, external elastic props can be used to provide support, resistance and sensorial feedback during exercises.
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