P.L.A.Y.@GYM is a gymnastics based program for children and adults with special needs. In North America, there has been a documented rise in obesity in both children and adults. Those with special needs are at an even higher risk due to their lack of participation in physical activity. The goal of the program is to promote participation in physical activity. P.L.A.Y.@GYM is a very unique program, in that it is designed and developed by a licensed and certified occupational therapist with an extensive knowledge of child development, motor coordination and an extensive knowledge and certification in the sport of gymnastics. It provides an opportunity for adults and children w ith disabilities to participate and be physically active. The assessments and/or treatments are covered by most private insurance companies, and insurance receipts are provided for each assessment and/or treatment session.
The goal is to help increase participation in physical activity for children and adults with disabilities. Through use of gymnastic principles and techniques, this program will increase participation in physical activity and help with gross motor skills development.
The Mission of P.L.A.Y.@GYM is to provide an opportunity for children and adults with special needs to participate in physical activity and help promote healthy living through a specialized gymnastics-based program.
Through use of gymnastics equipment and techniques, coaches and OTs help children achieve their desire to participate and learn gross motor skills.