“We didn’t know how Henry would adapt to the therapy because he is very strong willed, we thought he would find it very frustrating. The fact that Ruth played with him, and it was play therapy, Henry just loved it. That one on one time with Ruth just put us at ease.” - Emma Brown Henry’s mumLearn More
“Dreams we didn’t have before like driving a car we do now, because he’s got movement in his arm!”Emma Brown, Henry’s Mum.
Henry was a premature baby of 27 weeks, he suffered a brain bleed when he was only 3 days old. We hope that with CIMT, Henry can improve on his fine motor skills. He’s very quickly learning not to use his left hand because it’s easier for him to use his right, creating a left sided developmental disregard.
“Now Henry can feed himself, he can pick things up, he can throw things!”Emma Brown Henry’s Mum.
“He’s able to support himself on his knees!”Emma Brown, Henry's Mum.
CIMT involves constraining the child’s stronger arm in a soft lightweight cast and completing rehab of the weaker arm and hand, which for children is undertaken through play and meaningful functional activities. Henry had the cast on for 4 weeks which allowed him to focus on only using his affected arm in activities, this increased his awareness of his right upper limb.Learn More
Rehabilitation through play helps to stimulate the formation of new pathways for movement and in turn helps to rewire the brain. The high intensity and repetitive use of Henry’s affected upper limb over a relatively short period of time had produced lasting changes not only in the amount and quality of movement of his weaker arm and hand but within activities involving both hands.
Ruth - Henry's Physiotherapist
“What’s happened in four weeks has just been outstanding”Emma Brown, Henry's Mum.
"We never even comprehended we would get improvement in his overall body ability. He has more of an awareness of his left hand side now. His centre line has improved so much.”Emma Brown, Henry's Mum.
'The one to one work with Ruth was what Henry needed, Henry loves being the centre of attention.' - Emma Brown, Henry's mum.
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