Monday, September 7, 2009

Intensive Physical Therapy

Tomorrow begins our last week of Grace's first session of Intensive/Therasuit Therapy. This session lasts for three weeks, three hours a day. There is a long waiting list for this physical therapy in Dallas at Beginning Steps and we were so fortunate that some cancellations occurred and we were able to slip into a slot. We were previously looking at next October for our first session. You can read more about Therasuit Therapy here.

Grace has been great...for the most part. She has been doing better than I would probably do if I had to "work out" for three hours straight every day. There have been a few tears but not because of the work. She is still fearful...fearful of falling. She doesn't have enough confidence in her abilities. We are slowing working through this.

Grace is using weights to strengthen her muscles. The weights or repetitions are increased everyday. She is becoming so strong!
Here Grace is wearing the Therasuit and being held my 4 bungees. This helps teach her to stand "properly".
In this photo only 2 bungees are being used. Yipee!! She is getting so much better at standing. She is not wearing the Therasuit here. I like that her time in it is being limited.
Look at her standing with very little assistance!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

My sweet, sweet Gracie. YOU ARE DA BOMB!

AZ Chapman said...

wtg grace

AddingOn said...

I am so happy Grace gets to do this!! I have been reading about it. May I ask if your insurance is assisting with it?

Anonymous said...

I can tell she is getting much stronger. Can't wait to see her in person.
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