It would seem that Namine is pretty much settled back into the rhythm of physical therapy. Even though she only has it once a week — down from before the prior authorization expired, when she had it twice a week — she’s proving to be building strength and enthusiasm.

She walked for 33 minutes in yesterday’s session, with only a couple breaks. It’s worth noting that these breaks could hardly be considered breaks at all; she sat in her walker’s strap seat for a moment to adjust her grip, and she stood up again, ready to go.

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You may recall the compilation video I posted from last weekend. Namine’s therapist was interested in the walking more than anything, so I uploaded the longest clip — where Namine walked from my parents’ garage door to her wheelchair, which was sitting about halfway down the driveway. And it’s a long driveway. Lesley was impressed.

Lesley believes that Namine is ready to try something harder. Namine has already walked half the length of a driveway, so in next week’s session, Lesley is going to have her walk from the building across the parking lot to the car. A little less than a year ago, Namine was able to get from her wheelchair into her carseat. Now that she’s recovered and gained in strength, it’s time to push her limits again.

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  1. Im glad to hear your daughter is getting pt again my son goes once a week also. And has swim therapy every other week. We have 2 more months to wait to hear from insurance to see if he gets his gait trainer walker.

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