Daniel has now had four sessions at Therapy Matters.
After each session, his muscles are better aligned and his brain is more aware
of what he is doing physically. He always suffered clonus of the right affected
stroke leg (a trembling of the muscles) which he used to stop by putting his
weight on the leg. Using a technique taught during a Therapy Matters session, Daniel can control this clonus with thought. He thinks of his right toes, which he has
been helped to identify through therapy, and he can now stop trembling.
Clare, his physiotherapist has also worked on
his leg and hip alignment. He is more aware of his hip and right leg and I am
able to help his alignment each night. His right lower leg was always swollen
and poorly aligned in the muscle. Clare has worked on this limb and stopped it
from swelling. Daniel’s leg and ankle are better aligned and positioned.
What does this mean for us as a family? Well, Daniel is pain free. He is learning to walk better as his muscles are stronger and
better shaped. He is more aware of his limbs. I even have hope that with
continued therapy, Daniel will gain some function of his right hand and arm.
Therapy Matters has continued the work started
during the week long session Bobath training course for Physiotherapists. The
staff at Clatterbridge have been amazed at the difference in Daniel. He has gone
from strength to strength, despite setbacks. I have every confidence that Daniel will continue to improve following more sessions at Therapy Matters.