Saturday, October 23, 2010

Peanut Therapy

We spend a lot of time every day doing physical therapy with Lewis. He tolerates it really well because to him, we're just playing. Here's one of his favorite exercises. His physical therapist left this peanut ball with us so that we can use it when we're working with him. He lays back on it to stretch out his hip flexors and he stands up on it like this to bear some weight on his legs. Today he started sliding back on the ball so that he was in a sitting/crouching position then straightened his legs back up to a standing position. Pretty exciting! He's got some good movement and strength in those legs but not much sensation so it's a challenge to get him to use his muscles. It's so much fun, though! :)

1 comment:

  1. Awww, Lewis! Too cute! What a great idea to practise bearing weight with the peanut, it looks like he really enjoys it! It was great seeing you guys the other night :)


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