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On Monday, when my mom underwent a walking test at the hospital, prior to being discharged, she was walking taller and further than I’ve seen her do in a long time – thanks to your physio sessions!
Leo and I are both very pleased with the progress he’s made since you’ve started treating him. He looks forward to every appointment. Good job!
I have been working with Nicole Compton for the past several months and I am very impressed with her. She is constantly introducing me to new techniques and encouraging me to push my limits. I have noticed an overall improvement, and with her coaching, I have faith that I will be able to keep what movement I have. Her positive feedback is immensely helpful and appreciated.
One day, I woke up unable to move my head. I couldn’t even lift my head off the pillow or sit up. My legs were stiff as a board, my knees would not bend, and my toes felt frozen. I was bedridden for a year.
Every morning, I was put in a sling, then into my wheelchair, and dressed. My teeth and hair were brushed. I was then taken down to the dining room and hand-fed, which was a slow process.
When I was finally able to feed myself, it felt good, not relying on the care-aids anymore. First, I found it difficult, transferring from the left hand to right. It took me some time to finish my meal.
Because I spent ninety-nine percent of my time in bed, I had all the time in the world. I wasn’t able to move at all. I tried to turn my head so I could look out the window. It was impossible. I could only hear the traffic driving back and forth outside. Every morning, I woke up to construction across the way.
I have been this way for two years, and now, I have just begun to walk in the past nine months. I don’t care how long it takes. My goal is to walk out of this long-term facility. My independence is finally coming back, and I am doing so much better in my wheelchair. Now that’s pretty good I’d say! Moving around. Doing things I could not do before.
I can now transfer from my wheelchair to a bus seat. I’m even able to get into my son’s car and I’m walking quite a bit. Two days per week in physio. I now walk on my own with the help of Nicole, my physiotherapist, who holds onto the tips of my fingers as we walk down the hall to lunch.
Today, during physio, Nicole had me walking down the hallway. I would hold onto the railing and Nicole would hold the tips of my fingers on the other hand – then I would walk back to my room.
When I think back over these past three years, I realize that I took walking for granted. Getting up in the morning, doing my daily tasks. Then all of a sudden, it was taken away from me. But what I also realized was that I had within myself what I needed, the will and perseverance to carry on! Where there’s a will, there’s a way. SO DON’T GIVE UP!! Believe in yourself – the sky is the limit!