Friday, March 30, 2007

The boys' latest physio assessment and more...

Well today the boys had their physio assessment at a local park - the physio wanted to see how the boys climb and play, but when we arrived at the park it was closed for maintenance! So we went to the oval next door and the boys ran around and generally showed off.

As I may have mentioned in the past, both of the boys have a wide legged gait and tend to stagger when they are tired. The physio noticed that their walking has improved and has suggested some exercises to help with their coordination problems.

Lack of coordination can be causes by prematurity but at the same time I am completely uncoordinated...SO the boys really can't win.

The physio also showed the boys how to kick a ball - something I haven't been able to get them to do. And they both took to it like pros - although Mitch needs a had to hold whilst he is doing it.

Apart from that she commented on their low tone particularly in the legs and hips - which also helps explain their funny walk. I once mentioned that they look a bit like Thunderbirds and there was a deafening silence - until someone asked what "Thunderbirds" were. Made me feel really ancient that my references to old TV programs were not known (grin).

So all in all it was a useful assessment - we have lots to work on and an idea of where we will go in the future...

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