Friday, August 8, 2014
The "curse" of W-Sitting
I try to tackle the issue of w-sitting with my early intervention kids. Many kids that I evaluate for sensory issues sit with their legs in a W, instantly telling me that they are going to need extra core strengthening and vestibular input to ensure they trust their base of support. For some, sitting in long sit (with their legs out) or "criss-cross applesauce" tells their brains they are going to fall over, causing them to sit with their legs in a W, to ensure they don't lose their balance. With good occupational or physical therapy, these kids can overcome these insecurities and prevent further issues relating to their knees and hips.
For a physical therapist's perspective on W-sitting, please visit The Inspired Treehouse here.
Shelly doesn't envy those who have to start back to school this month.