July 2014

Midnight insights….

Chiara was awake a lot during the night.. and after a few hours of trying to re-settle her unsuccessfully, we decided to flick on the TV and hello – an amazing doco was on. The Horse Boy (click here) – a chronicle of an autistic boy and his parents journey across Mongolia… how as a family they […]

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Swimming & Home Program (IAHP)

Chiara smiled her way though todays swimming lesson! Getting those mini legs moving, yay! With the help of Nonna & Nonno we managed to tick off a lot of the home program ‘masking’ is one of the exercises that we do with Chiara.. A little bit about the oxygen enrichment program: It’s purpose is to increase blood flow […]

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Healthy Home

N.A..S.A came up with a list air-filtering plants after researching ways to clean air in space stations. As well as absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, as all plants do, these plants also eliminate significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. A wonderful resource for anything to do with ensuring you have a healthy home environment, is Nicole’s Building Biology, […]

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What is cerebral palsy?

It was only a few months ago, that I raised questions about CP and Chiara, and it came back with a resounding YES – Chiara does have cerebral palsy, in fact she has what is known as Spastic quadriplegia (effecting all four limbs)… So what exactly is Cerebral palsy? ce•re•bral / of the brain pal•sy […]

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On the move…

Another wonderful session with Andrea at Myotherapy First, working to get the messages between her brain to muscle flowing and firing. Check out the video, Andrea, Mauro, Par and I were cheering her on when she started to move her legs!! (yes tears welled up in my eyes!) I learnt about some reflex’s today – the […]

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Osteo and swimming!!

Michael from Move Osteopathic Group is weaving his magic with Chiara, such an awesome session today. He was able to get a good release through Chiara’s little body, so cool to see her chilling out with him. Mick is Mauro’s cousin – we are so thankful for his help with Chiara.. Then we set-off for […]

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