Starfish Therapies

August 13, 2013

Rope Climb – With a Lycra Swing Twist

Filed under: Developmental Milestones — Starfish Therapies @ 7:00 am
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Rope Climb

A great way to work on core and upper body strength, as well as bilateral hand use is to put your climbing rope in a lycra swing.  Its really hard to get any traction/stability from your feet and you get to rely on upper body and core strength to get yourself up high enough to rescue the monkey!

The kids find it to be hard work and are often exhausted after doing this activity but they get a great workout with it.

What are some variations that you can think of?



  1. Reblogged this on Suzanne's Blog.

    Comment by AgentSuzanne — August 14, 2013 @ 3:54 pm | Reply

  2. I love this idea! What kind of frame is your Lycra swing hooked up to? I have not seen one like it, but would love to put one in my new therapy space! Please let me know where you purchased it and cost, if you know.
    Thanks! Jenny

    Comment by Jenny — April 20, 2016 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

    • Thanks! It’s called a Universal exercise unit. We purchased it from a company based out of Michigan but I have heard that they moved to Florida. I don’t remember the cost and I know they required training before they would sell them. Congrats on your new clinic! And I will say we love our UEU!

      Comment by Starfish Therapies — April 20, 2016 @ 12:52 pm | Reply

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