Madi & Jack hit the streets of downtown today to cheer on their Aunt Emily who attempted & completed her first half marathon!
Madison headed to SMILE Therapy For Kids today for a personal training session.
About SMILE Centre:
“Specializing in the treatment of Gross Motor Disorders in children
Experienced Level III Cuevas MEDEK Therapy Practitioner (20 Years)
Post Selective Dorsal Root Rhizotomy Rehabilitation Specialist
Lecturer and Course/Workshop Presenter
Mentor to new therapists and those who have taken a CME course and want to expand their knowledge”
Madison already works with Jo-Anne once a week for MEDEK and will be doing a few personal training sessions here and there. Today she did some stretching, plank/core work on a ball, leg workouts on the total gym, high kneeling activities, work on the vibrafit machine and played some games.
Today Madison had her first PA Day! She was up bright and early and headed to Nana and Papas for breakfast and to check on Molly, her doll.
She then headed to Neurochangers and walked over 1,000 steps! She tried walking in the GEO for the first time in her SMO’s. they kept popping off so we will work on some adjustments.
Madison was super excited this morning to hurry out the door for school. Today was her first fieldtrip! They have been learning about the growth cycle of a pumpkin at school so today they visited the pumpkin patch at Whittamores Farm. She was thrilled to go on a school bus! They had a leader tell them all about how they grow their pumpkins and then went on a hay ride around the field. They then had free time to play at the sandbox or playground and then visit with the animals. At the end they picked a pumpkin to bring home! Madison walked in her Walker for most of the trip, but had moments where she had to take breaks and leave the group to rest from all the walking. Overall it was a great experience and we will brainstorm some ideas for mobility on trips moving forward.
Madi spent the rest of her day with Janine and Brian at riding. She loved visiting with them and showing off on her horse Max. Pam & Medford also visited her session so she had a great cheering section.
Madi was super thrilled to share with everyone that she had homework tonight! Her class is reading a book about pumpkins and for homework they are taking turns reading the book to their families and then writing a page in the class book about what they read. Nana and Madi worked hard on the book and Madi was so proud!
Madi and Kate had a great session today. They worked on standing up with canes, navigating through an unpredictable environment with canes and stride length.
Madison and Jack were picked up after school by Nana and they headed back to the house. No appointments today – just some fun at the house.
They played outside in the backyard and went up and down the slide, went on the swings and played restaurant in their clubhouse.
They went inside to have dinner and read their new Halloween books. Madison had her medicine(she’s finally testing negative!) and then had a bath with their favourite bath bombs.
One of Madison’s favourite parts of her sessions at Neurochangers is when she gets to fly at the end and flap her wings. They always find ways to motivate her and make her hard work fun!