Alex, age 12 Cerebral Palsy
Alex' mother contacted Step by Step Intensives because she was very concerned that Alex' gait was getting worse as he was growing up. She had found Dr. Karen Pape's book "The Boy Who Could Run But Not Walk" and had renewed hope that Alex would be able improve his mobility and thereby his independence.
Alex and his father discuss their concerns and goals
Before we can expect any change in movement control and balance, alignment is addressed.
With improved alignment comes better awareness and confidence.
Before we began addressing alignment , Alex was petrified of falling and his body was very tense all the time.
Once alignment is addressed and improved, we can begin to uncover what we can expect Alex to learn during the intensive. We are searching for his best performance!
Alex and his parents describe the changes they have seen during the 5-day intensive at Step by Step Pediatric Therapy Center