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First Hydrotherapy Session

My Little Man had his first Hydrotherapy session today. It is like physiotherapy but done in warm water, and is done at a small pool at the junior school my son will attend from September. My Little Man was born with bilateral talipes and 2 hemi-vertabrae in his spine - in layman's terms that is double club foot and two of his lower spinal rings didn't form completely. Consequently all his lower limbs are stiff and do not work as well as they should. He cannot stand unaided - however he is trying to weight bear a lot more and that is what the hydrotherapy is helping him with. Giving nim the support to build up the strength to support himself better...

He will never walk unaided - It brings a lump in my throat just to type that but acceptance of that fact has helped us so much. They told us he would never walk at all, and although he uses his wheelchair primarily - more for speed, he is a six year old boy after all - he can walk short slow distances with little crutches. His physio recommended him for this hydrotherapy as she believes with time and a lot of hard work he may be able to walk with one crutch at one point.

Anyway, he had a great time today! Practising stepping whilst holding her hand in the water, and even better climbing up and down a step, which he cannot currently do out of it! I was a very proud Mummy today...


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kat123456 wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:17 PM

I bet you are proud and quite rightly so. I hope that he finds the sessions helpful x

phoenixmaid wrote on January 5, 2015, 5:18 PM

It sounds like he did amazingly well today. No wonder you are proud of him.

suzzy3 wrote on January 5, 2015, 6:02 PM

He is a brave little boy and lucky to have you for a mummy. He will be successful in his own way and you will be very proud of him.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 19, 2015, 11:40 PM

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