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Dynamic Agility Ladder – Group

Occupational Therapy Intervention : Agility Ladder – Group

Documentation and Activity Rationale

Patient participated in agility-centered activity using a high contrast agility ladder to invoke the vestibular, neuromuscular, muscular, and visual perceptual body systems in order to increase balance, gross coordination, visual perception, agility, invoke involuntary postural correction, attention to task, motor planning, movement intention, and neuromuscular communication. The patient demonstrated difficulty in performing pattern which required him to use speed while side-stepping in a diagonal pattern. CGA with x4 errors requiring verbal and visual cues.

Grading Strategies

  • complete with metronome 
  • complete more complex pattern
  • integrate dual-tasking (e.g. have patient count by 2’s)

Grading Down: 

  • begin with a more simple pattern, challenging the patient to still not touch the yellow or black lines 

Appropriate Diagnoses / Deficits

  • Memory Changes
  • Attention deficits [alternating/divided]
  • CVA
  • TBI
  • Balance deficits