Wednesday, February 4, 2009

February 4th, 2009 Treadmill Training

Kinnick and Carver had Treadmill Training again this afternoon.  I thought I would post a couple of pictures of how the Treadmill Training is done...

This is a picture of Carver getting strapped in and ready to walk.  They each walk for no more then 10 minutes.

The PT helps them walk by forcing a heel to toe movement.  After walking for 10 minutes, we take them to the gym and work on different types of walking activities to reinforce the walking motion.  Kinnick no longer uses the harness and does just fine on the Treadmill with just torso support from myself or the PT.  Carver still likes to let the harness do most of the work, but will help move his feet left/right.  He just wants to walk on his toes.  He was casted yesterday for his new DAFOs.  We should get them in about 3 weeks.

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