Pediatric Therapy Services

Master Movers

Master Movers Balance and Coordination Group: TGMD-2 Gross Motor Percentile Rank (N = 36)

2018 - 2019

Master Movers is a small group for children ages 4 - 7 years old who demonstrate difficulty with balance, coordination, ball skills and core strength. This group focuses on peer modeling and practice of gross motor skills such as hopping, skipping, and throwing/catching. Therapists design a home exercise program in order to encourage practice in the home environment as well as use of child-friendly yoga poses, games and obstacle courses.

Pre- and post assessments were obtained using the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD-2). Single leg stance was measured in seconds, and core strength was assessed according to Helen J Hislop and Jacqueline Montgomery’s Manual Muscle Testing Procedure. An increase in percentile, raw score or standard score indicates improved gross motor skills.