Originally Posted by mbbinsc
Was the therapsit able to achieve this stretch? I don't know if you are trying to get rotation or lateral bending. You could try positioning her sidelying with toys in front to use gravity help get ear to shoulder. It'll take longer but be doable if you can incorporate play into stretches. Try positioning then using other children to create reason for DD to turn head (you'll have to hold trunk).
If you have tried all other ways (like changing her position in bed, moving high chair to encourage neck movement), you may have to go with the more aggressive stretching.
well, the therapist forced her while she screamed.
i'm doing many exercises on the exercise ball--holding her in the sitting position and leaning her.
i realised i can stretch laterally when she naps as well--letting her head hang from the wrap.
we just started all the other interventions so it is early to tell wheather altering her environment and other exercises are enough or not.
i just can't imagine holding her down for 15 sec when she screams. i wonder if stretching while she naps on me will be enough. or if there are other options. the therapist said her range is very good, it is only the very last little bit that we need to work on. so if we do it with the toys etc, she is not reaching that last little bit...
the therapist was very ap-unfriendly and dismissive, so i don't think she has gentler alternatives in mind. she didn't see anything wrong with pinnnig her down and slowly counting to 15. i let her to about 6, and still felt bad about it.