Learning and focus challenges, dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADD/ADHD, autism, aspergers, Prader Willi Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and other intellectual disabilities can all benefit from exercise therapy. Low muscle tone, lack of core strength, and an underdeveloped vestibular system are trends for these diagnosis. Exercise focused on balance, strength, midline crossing, rhythm and patterning, and movement through various planes can give these individuals a sense of body awareness and control that they were previously lacking allowing for brain integration along with cognitive and physical improvements.
The aging process can be a difficult time, with a decrease in muscular strength, range of motion, balance, falls, injuries, and memory, but quality of life doesn’t have to be compromised. Research shows that it is never too late to exercise or increase neurological ability. Exercise focused on functional strength and balance reduces falls, increases range of motion and mobility, and increases quality of life both mentally and physically.
Live outside of the DFW area? With a little creativity Training with Trish Exercise Therapy Session can be done virtually. All you need is a computer/tablet, webcam and Skype. For those that may be low functioning or intellectually delayed a parent or care-giver will need to be present and willing to be the therapist’s hands when physical assistance is necessary. Minimal equipment is necessary to complete a session successfully but a few equipment purchases may be recommended to add variety.
My Message to You
With a Masters in Exercise Science, I have almost 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. I have worked with a wide range of clients including: Autism, learning disorders, learning delays, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, older adults, stroke, COPD, MS, CP, RA, Parkinson's, arthritis, and other debilitating injuries and diseases.
Integrated exercise therapy is a prescription of physical activity specific to rehabilitation and cognitive goals, such as: increased muscle tone, eye/hand coordination, emotional well-being, school improvements, balance, and functional movement. As an Exercise Therapist, my purpose is to use corrective exercise and primal movement patterns to make brain connections and promote muscle memory. My training plans are designed to provide mobility, stability, awareness, control, strength, and power to help each client achieve a long-lasting, positive impact on their quality of life.
Training with Trish does not purport to diagnose a client's medical condition but provide monitored and assisted functional movement exercises that encourages continued recovery and personal fitness improvements.
My desire is to enhance an individual's quality of life through movement an integrative exercise. Contact me to get started.