The big question when Aidan does any kind of therapy is, “Will it help him in real life”? Certainly some therapy is simple repetition to teach his brain what to do and build his strength. However, we always have an end goal in mind. This week at physical therapy he reached two big goals in walking – independence and functionality.
After several weeks of not having therapy, Aidan usually looses some stamina and needs some time to get back into routine. Not this time. He did such a great job that his PT decided we should go on a field trip. Aidan was just holding one hand of his PT (who had him by a gait belt for safety). We left the clinic and walked downtown to sit on a park bench and watch the cars and people go by. Aidan thought that was great fun and I was very impressed. Just a bit farther down the street is the library. That is super functional in a family of readers.
Watch out world – Aidan is on the move!