Sports therapy sessions are catered for children and young adults who would like to be part of a team and develop sport specific skills.
The program focuses on team play, skill development, social interaction and community. Groups are limited to a maximum of 6 participants. Groups are designed according to age, interests and needs to help strengthen social networks and a team environment. Programs are devised after initial assessment with one of our therapists to ensure the program will focus on the individuals specific goals within the team environment; such as mobility, stability, hand eye coordination, strength and conditioning for independence.
Sessions are ideal for:
- Sport specific performance
- Injury/Return to sport
- Global developmental delay
- Intellectual disability
- Delayed neurosensory motor development
- Developmental Coordination Disorder
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Cerebral palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Visual impairment
- Weight management
Through games, activities and sport programming, sessions focus on:
- Strength and conditioning
- Hand eye coordination
- Maximising participation in activities
The goals of the Sports Therapy Inclusion Program are:
- To develop strategies for inclusion and community
- To introduce and learn a new skill of individual and team sports that gives participants a community to belong to for life.
- To support physical, mental and social well being
- To encourage participation in a fun and safe environment for all
- To improve motor development and strength (such as fine and gross motor skills, core, postural, flexibility and endurance)
- To build confidence and interest in self and sport
- To learn how to follow instructions, wait their turn and be part of a group (with the inclusion of visual schedules, instructions and routine and structured activities)
- To improve ability to self regulate
- To encourage diversity and inclusion in sport;
- To overcome the barriers, promoting inclusion, driving opportunity to participate in sport specific programs at all level
- To improve problem solving capacity in a team environment which can help with behavioural regulation.
- To provide a fun, safe environment for all to enjoy a variety of sports;
- To build social trust, resilience, empathy, responsibility, making friendships and increasing communication through excitement and sharing of experiences.
- Increase in motivation for physical activity and enjoyment in spending time outdoors and with others (promoting fitness and a healthy lifestyle).