Now that the major festive celebrations are over it’s time to get back into the rhythm of the IAHP home therapy. It’s like a double-edged sword these days, social outings are awesome but they can sometimes come at a cost. Chiara’s therapy being the main one, and the simple fact it is difficult leaving the house with […]
The IAHP Program is going well, yay! We are at our max of 40 masks a day (oxygen enrichment program) and have seen direct results already. Her overall tone has softened, this is especially noticeable given Chiara has Quadriparetic (4 limb affected) Cerebral Palsy. Often her little body is overcome with extreme hyertonia, causing severe stiffness and rigidity. Now her […]
Back at RCH this morning for a new cast.. our apt was at 10am but we didn’t get called through for an hour or so. During the wait time, you get to watch all the hustle and bustle of this busy clinic. Doctors come and go, orthopaedic surgeons walk by.. children laughing, some crying… I’ve […]
We have started to use S.P.I.O which stands for Stabalizing Pressure Input Orthosis. It’s the little blue suit that Chiara is wearing in the photos. It helps with stability and proprioceptive issues by providing deep pressure – which aids somatic input specific to balance and movement control. In Chiara’s case, we are focusing on her […]
We ordered the new boots and bar from Ortho Kids in Surrey Hills, as usual Chiara checking out the person who is checking out her foot… & smiling!!
Yay! No more casts, finally able to give Chiara regular relaxing baths.. watching her mini legs and feet move freely without the weight of a heavy cast bound to her leg… so the new procedure was to have these new funky (expensive!!) shoes on 23 hours a day! Sure, sounds easy right?