Tah Dahs


This exercise focuses on shoulder extension, stepping and exaggerated arm movement. There is also a balance and coordination component.


You will need two scarves and a foam block for this exercise.

How to

Modify exercise as appropriate if there is pre-existing injury.

If there are concerns about balance, place a sturdy chair close by and start with one side only, using the other hand for support.


Do this exercise at your own pace. If the turns make you dizzy then slow down and take more time with your turns. If you have trouble with your knees or lower back, you make your step smaller as you step over the hurdle.

Use a foam block as a target to step over to increase hip and knee flexion. Encourage high effort and motor output.


Level 1: Get the idea of the movement and focus on full arm stretch and a high step forward with each repetition. To make this exercise easier, you can start without the scarves.

Level 2: To make this exercise harder, you can practice stepping over a foam block. Make sure that your movements are vigorous in both directions.

Level 3: If you are really getting the hang of this exercise then you can introduce the mental tasking audio track. Your focus is still on the motor task though, not the mental task.

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