Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Team Member and Video of the Day - 10/9/2012

We would like to introduce you to Stephen, the newest member of Team 44. A physical therapy student at Shenandoah University, Stephen helps during the weekends and other evenings when needed. His PT knowledge combined with his enthusiasm and positive energy make him a valuable addition to the team and a great friend and motivator for Forrest. 

One of the goals we have with Forrest is to have him standing at some point each day to help improve circulation and of course, strength. Whether it is standing bedside, on the tilt table or walking in the StarGait, everyday Forrest firmly plants his feet and stretches his 6'3" frame until he is upright and towering over all of us. Today, we opted to skip the usual options and instead used Austin, Stephen, Gayle and Tami to practice what we called "freestyle" walking. Watch the video below to check out the independent movement Forrest is making with BOTH legs! 

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3 comments:

  1. Well done. That is incredible improvement in BOTH legs. Welcome Stephen. Can't wait to see what progress is next. Excellent team!! Impressive Forrest.

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  2. GREAT FORREST!! So GOOD TO SEE YOU UP AND WALKING AND DOING A SUPER JOB. I AM SO GLAD TO SEE THE WAY BOTH LEGS ARE RESPONDING. KEEP IT UP! YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION FOR ME YOU'LL BE OUT THERE GOING RIGHT ALONG WITH SUNDANCE ONE OF THESE DAYS. I'LL BE OUT TO SEE YOU BEFORE LONF. NO TELLING WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING BY THEN. LOVE YOU, GRANDMOM

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  3. WOW Forrest! You've made amazing progress! Seriously, so many good things are happening in your cave. With your determination and dedication, you'll be walking on your own in no time! Keep going.....

    Anne

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