Physifun has trained physiotherapists, OTs and biokineticists from all over South Africa who can provide your child with a fun strengthening and exercise class, with the additional bonus of them being an HPCSA registered healthcare professional who would have undergone excellent university training in child development.
PhysiFun runs evidence based training courses for schools’ teachers, crèche teachers, sports coaches, physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Developed by Tracy Prowse, a physiotherapist with a masters degree in Sports Physiotherapy, the training allows schools’ teachers and coaches to implement simple, effective and inexpensive interventions at school and at home. Thus creating a valuable link between teachers and therapists in a day to day school setting.
PhysiFun’s has designed 2 gross motor programmes:
Physiball Movement & Learning and Phys-ical Fun-damentals
Physiball Exercise Programme (4-8 year olds)
The Physiball interventions assist foundation phase children (4-8 years) to optimize their physical (gross, core & fine motor), cognitive and behavioural development.
Physifit Developing Sporty Kids
Physifit Agility, Strength & Conditioning Programme (8-18 year olds)
The Physifit interventions assist older children (8-18 year olds) to prevent overuse & sport related injuries, by adopting a holistic approach to a child’s sporting schedule & addressing underlying risk factors for injury and pain.
How are the programmes run?
The Physiball exercise programme can be run by a trained Physifun OT or physiotherapist either at their practice or they can come to your school to run the programme. Please contact your local trained therapist to arrange this.
The training courses teach the teachers and coaches to run PhysiFun’s gross & core motor programmes within the school environment. Physifun’s Physiball programme can be used for all children in the classroom or during P.E time to maximize their developmental skills in the classroom and on the playing field. It is designed to complement the existing curriculum of South African Schools and can also be run by teaching staff as an afterschool or breakfast club activity, for 20-30 minutes, once or twice a week. Alternatively the PhysiBall exercises can be incorporated into the classroom setting and used as movement breaks and concentration enhancers. The PhysiBall exercise classes can also be run by an external Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapists who has been trained by PhysiFun. Read More
The Physifit Sporty Kids exercise programme can be used by sports coaches and physical education teachers as part of the warm up activities or for pre-season or pre-practice strength and conditioning training. Or they can be run by an external Physiotherapist or Biokineticist Therapists who has been trained by PhysiFun. Read More