is Benjamin in his new stander, and
loving it! 9/28/04
receives physical therapy three times a week from two wonderful
women. Our first therapist, (who is no longer with us)
Debbie works through early intervention and has been with Ben
since he was 3 months old. We were very sad to lose her
when Ben graduated from the early intervention program at the
age of three. Our other two fabulous therapists are Doreen
and Denise. We started with Doreen in September of 2004
because Ben's need for more physical therapy increased and so
we looked into a private practice. Denise took over Debbie's
spot when he graduated from EI. Thankfully Doreen and
Denise will be with Ben for as long as we want as they also
work through the school system here in Gilford which Ben officially
entered in April 2005. Besides stretching and working
Ben, they also help get the equipment Ben needs. So far
they have helped us get a handicap stroller, a bathseat, two
different in-house seating systems and now a stander.
The purpose of the stander is to allow Ben to strengthen his
bone density by bearing weight on his bones. He stands
about 15 minutes twice a day. It also allows the blood
to flow better, reaching all parts of his body. Hopefully
this practice will help prevent fragile bones in the future.
first picture is of Debbie trying Ben in his new stander.
The second picture is of Ben on his PT ball getting stretched.
is Doreen stretching and working little Ben. He actually
loves to be stretched
is very good about letting you know when he is uncomfortable.