Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Summer Hiking Series


Summer approaches and Exercise Is Therapy will be offering a hiking/walking series.
The hikes will range from 4 to 8 kilometres and will be held at a variety of locations including Burns Bog (Delta Nature Reserve), Watershed Park, Serpentine River, Tynehead Regional Park.

The benefits of being in the woods and in nature has been well researched. Play in nature provides resounding therapeutic benefits.

Sessions will be approximately 3 hours in length and may provide opportunities to get really wet and dirty!  Playful activities will be introduced to challenge both proprioreceptive and vesitbular systems, physical skills and abilities (balance, coordination, gross and fine motor skills).

Snacks/lunches, and water will be required, as well as a change of clothes.

Times, dates, and costs will be sorted out but the sessions will be offered under social group sessions and behaviour intervention. These sessions will fit under Autism Funding guidelines.

Please contact Malcolm@exerciseistherapy.org  if you are interested and for more information.


Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Thursday, 14 May 2015

DA in the Park

This session gives an idea to the variety of physical movement that can happen in a session.  Balance (slackline, running on concrete barrier), strength (medicine ball), speed/power (going up the slide), coordination (right and left ball hitting), and general movement skills (up and over picnic table).

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

RL at work!

I don't often get the opportunity to work with adults but I enjoy my time to work out with RL.  RL and I have been working out together for alost a year now and I thought I would share with you what he and I do:



Monday, 4 May 2015

MU at work!

Here is one of my clients MU doing a little bit of work!  We work a lot on balance, correcting gait, bending over and picking up heavy objects and giving them a toss.  The video is a little long but please take a look! 

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Football Skills Camp April 17

April 17 is a Professional Development Day in Delta School District #37 so we have a plan:

Book the date for your elementary school aged children: 
April 17, 2015 for a FOOTBALL SKILLS CAMP with 
Emmanuel Arceneaux (#84 with our BC LIONS) and 
Solomon Elimimian (BC LIONS #56).
Session will take place at Sunshine hills Elementary School in North Delta. To register follow this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j1rj7wnnDET-zAQRgIiSgYzuu1uU_6rJ4z2bKFLAWRI/viewform

There are only 30 registration spaces available, 10 of which are designated for c
hildren with unique and special needs.

Photo: Book the date for elementary school aged children: April 17, 2015 for a FOOTBALL SKILLS CAMP with Emmanuel Arceneaux (#84 with our BC LIONS) and Solomon Elimimian (BC LIONS #56).
Session will take place at Sunshine hills Elementary School in North Delta.  To register follow this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1j1rj7wnnDET-zAQRgIiSgYzuu1uU_6rJ4z2bKFLAWRI/viewform


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

IEP Action

Good things on the horizon.  Met with a client parent, mainstream support worker, and principal about implementing a proactive execise break (3-5 times per day) and have it in the student's IEP.

The principal is a huge supporter of being active with kids and often runs with those that might need it it more than just to run a marathon....

Also met with the teacher of the classroom I am running a pilot project in for doing exercise sessions and the school principal.  Looking at running a PD session at the school on the proposed program for the teacher and Educational Assistants!

Positive things happening in SD#37.