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Hands-On Cueing Improved Posture and Gait

My childhood and adolescence was peppered with physiotherapy. I didn’t spend Saturdays as a teen sleeping in – I was at physiotherapy, preparing for my patience to be tested. Specifically, I was at physiotherapy to address my standing posture and functional walking ability (aka gait). I have cerebral palsy, and I walked with my left foot turned in and up on my tiptoe with my left hip stuck out. To me, this didn’t feel unnatural; it was just what my body did. During my physiotherapy sessions, my therapists and mother would grab my left hip and push it in. I [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:26:47+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Cerebral Palsy|0 Comments