Madi had a great morning at CE camp. She did LOTS of walking with Monika! 21 steps! She also did some work standing and working with her hands at the same time – her activity of choice was shooting Monika with a water gun while trying to stand on her own.
After some lunch Madi headed to work with Jo-Anne. They did some work on trying to increase the length of her forward step by walking in boxes. They also worked on safe ways to fall now that Madi is trying to walk more on her own. Madi also practiced walking with a back pack on her back to help activate and bring awareness to her upper back muscles and posture.
When Madi was two years old we had heard of a type of treadmill system that helps with gait training. At the time Madi was too small to access it. Now that she is bigger we visited today to get fitted to see if she would be ready and she just fit! Madi will have her assessment next week and then will start 2 times a week for 30 minutes. She LOVED it and can’t wait to go back!
Here is some more info from Aim2Walk’s site:
NeuroChangers Durham added a new piece of innovative technology to their clinic. Reha’s G-EO system is an advanced robotic-assisted device in gait rehabilitation. The device maximizes functional clinical outcomes for adult and pediatric patients with various neurological impairments. The addition of this advanced robotic technology puts NeuroChangers among the leaders in rehabilitation of lower extremity neurological movement disorders. The centre is humbled to be the first clinic in Ontario to offer this type of therapy and the only private clinic in Ontario to offer pediatric gait training.
The G-EO System is the only device that offers the unique feature of realistically simulating climbing stairs. Developed with the purpose to help stroke survivors regain their ability to walk and their independence in daily living, the G-EO System has shown excellent results in multiple applications, such as infantile cerebral palsy (ICP), spinal cord injuries (SCI), traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Parkinson’s, amputees, orthopedic and traumatic cases.