Instead of requiring the usual boring, repetitive exercises, an innovative therapy program for kids with Hemiplegia uses training in magic.
Not only is the therapy more fun, the physical results of the Amazing Magic Club, run by the Arts Health Institute of New South Wales in Australia, have been miraculous.
The kids are so enthusiastic about learning the tricks, which require a certain amount of dexterity, they usually sit in their rooms for hours and practice until they can trick their parents.
This intensive training to use both hands simultaneously can help the young patients to achieve independence in every other bimanual daily task, such as tying a shoe.
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