Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Breakthrough!

I recently started going back to outpatient therapy at CPMC, thanks to a new year beginning and insurance starting over. So in addition to my three days of home therapy with Michael, I am now at the CPMC gym twice a week for 45 minutes. Sonya, my CPMC therapist, is terrific! Not only has she been a PT for 20 years, but she is also a 5th degree Black Belt and is the head instructor at a local martial arts facility, so she brings a certain disciplined, yet fun, aspect to  therapy. My last session on Friday, we decided to try walking at the parallel bars, something tried once before without much success. Well, we gave it a shot and boy, did it work out. It's difficult to describe what the actual procedure entails, but let me just say it what was QUITE exhilarating! I felt euphoric. Me and the therapists were all pretty pumped, my only sadness was that Trevor was not there to see it. BUT, it will happen again and this time there will be videotape.  I was able to walk the length of the bars- about 10 feet- with assistance. We did this at least 10 times and even backwards a few times- my own version of the moonwalk. All the hard work is truly paying off and I am excited to bring this progress to Kennedy Krieger in a few short weeks!

Here is a link to the video... Walking At Parallel Bars

2 comments:

April said...

Cynthia, You are AMAZING! I love you very much and hope to see you very soon. xoxApril

Anonymous said...

Way to go Cynthia!!! Sending you positive thoughts.

Christine Connelly