Love, massage and cerebral palsy - the 3 year old: When preparing to shoot the first video, I was starting with a nonverbal 3 year old who had never had any work done on her by me before. A comment I received regarding the child was that I should have had more initial camera work, including showing how her arms moved - but there was no raising of the arms. The stationary condition of her arms is clear when her mother first brings her to the door. For her comfort I did not allow any manned cameras around in the first shoot. It is hard to assess what will happen in the future, but even with the limits I placed on the filming, positive changes are clear with careful observation of this video.
September 6, 2013 update:
I am pleased to report in the last six weeks four sessions resulted in immediately stopping this child's arching and took her into a state of relaxation; I hope to find the avenue to teach this to others who may struggle with the problems caused by arching in some sort of public forum in the near future. Should this be a problem for you or someone you love please contact us immediately; we wish to verify the efficacy with others.
The young man in the below referenced article reported that the work I had done about 10 days ago resulted in a noticeable improvement in his speech in a week; his mother and his girlfriend both commented to him on the change. I am enjoying the clearer communication between us and continue to marvel at his spirit and patience as we come upon more and more solutions. At present the design of equipment to assist in helping him get back on his feet is underway.
CP Family Network Article
Click on this link to view the Cerebral Palsy Family Network article written by Leslie Dees concerning the amazing work being done by Miracles!
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Subject: Have you used massage therapy as a way to...
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012, 9:53 AM
Have you used massage therapy as a way to help offset the physical stress of Cerebral Palsy? Has it worked for you or your loved one?
Check out this blog from our friend Leslie Dees, a massage therapist in Houston, TX. She and her team have been working with CP patients and have seen great strides in their efforts.
Massage Therapy and Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy’s Iron Man By Leslie Dees, LMT
Editor’s Note: Leslie Dees is a massage therapist based in Houston, TX. She is currently studying under Margo Benge and was eager to share this story a...
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