A spunky 4-year-old, Cassie Jo was diagnosed with spina bifida when she was born. Many children with spina bifida cannot walk or have difficulty walking and when Cassie Jo first came to TherapyWorks, she was using a walker and had very limited mobility. Receiving occupational and physical therapy at TherapyWorks for almost a year, her treatment sessions have focused on increasing her independence with walking with an assistive device. Several months ago Cassie Jo’s therapists, Kea Averill, PTA, and Laci DiLibero, PTA, began training her how to walk with forearm crutches. On April 11, 2012, Cassie Jo walked with her […]
Beau’s life changed forever one day when he was kicked in the head by a horse. Lifeflighted to the hospital, his parents didn’t know if he would live. To say his recovery is remarkable is an understatement. After he was discharged from the hospital and inpatient rehab center, he began receiving intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy at TherapyWorks. Since then, Beau’s dad, Zach, said he has specifically seen improvements in his fine motor skills in his left hand and his balance is much improved. “His overall ability to run and play and be a little boy like before his […]
Josiah is a completely different child from two years ago. He was extremely hypotonic, with low immunity and stamina. Now, he’s learning to walk with a gait trainer. His therapists at TherapyWorks have also worked wonders with him to increase his upper body strength. Now, he can enjoy activities using his fingers and hands. I am so thankful for his therapists! I feel like we are family. We see them every week and we rejoice together when he meets a goal.
TherapyWorks has worked wonders in Joel’s life. Some of the vast improvements are an increase in his over all strength, better speech, improvement of fine motor skills and behavior, and the ability to transition from one activity to the next. The biggest improvement has been his eating. Joel has had a history of recurrent pneumonia from aspiration. Because of this, he could eat nothing by mouth, and had to receive all his nutrition through a g-tube. After just six months of VitalStim® Therapy, he is now able to taste and eat small bites of some soft foods.
When Jimmiel started at TherapyWorks, he couldn’t do anything. His muscles were very, very tight. He wasn’t able to sit up or move his legs or arms and now he can. I love his therapists! I would recommend TherapyWorks to anyone. I sit in on his sessions and work with him at home on the days he doesn’t come and try and do the same things. Jimmiel is now learning to walk with a gait trainer.
Jakobe loves coming to TherapyWorks. In the short year he has been coming here, his therapists have worked wonders to improve his speech. He is able to articulate sentences now. He also remembers what he is being taught in therapy and is able to self-correct himself when he makes a mistake. Therapy has really helped with Jakobe’s confidence. It has made him a good friend. He is more social and willing to interact with those who don’t know him.