Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sam Sam the PT man

Yesterday was our first appointment with our new PT, Sam.  We have decided to take a different direction with PT and go back to center-based therapy.  Unfortunately, that meant we had to say goodbye to Denise.  But it also means that we say hello to Sam!

Sam is a brand new PT, which makes him eager to work with Sadie, but also awkward in handling her.  You can really tell the difference between someone like Tami or Denise, who have been doing this for years, and Sam, who's brand new.  He'll get the hang of it though, and being in a clinic/center, he has a lot of resources to draw from, seasoned veterans to learn from, and equipment to use.

Sam and Sadie working on sitting

Trying to get her to push up on her arms

Yay Sadie!!  I don't think she's been in this position for a LONG time!

This was right before she threw up...the first time

She liked this, the idea is to stretch out her back and shoulders to prevent scoliosis from developing due to rounding
We also brought our Happy Chair with us so Sam could see it, and he confirmed what I kind of already thought...she's too big for it.  Plus, we kind of felt like it needed to support her in a different way.  So, I called them today to ask for a re-evaluation of that.  I'm thinking we need a whole new chair, possibly.

Anyway, we'll be seeing Sam on Mondays and Fridays.  He's only about 15 minutes away, and I'm excited to see how far he can bring Sadie in her physical development!

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