“For us doing it early and trying to get him going as soon as possible whilst he’s still young and while his brain is developing so much is important, which is why we brought him now.” - Chris Fordham, Myles’s DadLearn More
'We’ve been joking that he’s been more content and happy than we’ve ever known him.’ ‘We haven’t seen any real frustration since having the cast on'Beth Fordham, Myles’s Mum.
Myles was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 6 months old after his parents had noticed that his left side wasn’t being used as much as his right.
Myles presents a neglect of his left upper limb and predominantly uses his right arm in play and function.With the help of CIMT, we hope to improve his bilateral function and worked on increasing awareness in use of his left arm to make a meaningful difference.
“We’re amazed with the progress, we didn’t expect him to be doing nearly as much as he is”Beth Fordham, Myles’s Mum.
“Before we came here Myles couldn’t hold a breadstick with his left hand, he wouldn’t have opened his hand, if you’d have put it in it would have just dropped out.”Beth Fordham, Myles’s Mum.
“He’s now feeding himself weetabix two weeks in off a spoon which I don’t even think he could do with his right hand before we got here.”Beth Fordham, Myles’s Mum.
“He can play very happily and entertain himself with his left hand.”Beth Fordham, Myles’s Mum.
CIMT involves constraining the stronger arm in a lightweight cast and completing rehab of the weaker arm and hand, which for infants is undertaken through play and meaningful functional activities for two hours per day as opposed to the three hours per day we work with older children. Having the cast on for 4 weeks has allowed Myles to focus on only using his affected arm in activities which increases awareness of his right upper limb.Learn More
This helps to stimulate formation of new pathways for movement and in turn helps to rewire the brain. The high intensity and repetitive use of Myle’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 - Myles's Physiotherapist
“We’re a world away from when we started!”Beth Fordham, Myles’s Mum.
"I feel like we’ve unlocked his potential”Beth Fordham, Myles’s Mum.
'It’s been absolutely fantastic, his progress has been amazing, it’s not been stressful, just an enjoyable process for the whole family' - Beth Fordham, Myles’s Mum.
“No question, we’d do it again in a heartbeat, it’s definitely worth it” - Beth Fordham, Myles’s Mum.
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