Friday, October 29, 2010
New Exercises, New Adventures
Well, back from another ABR (Advanced Biomechanical Rehabilitation) training in Montreal. Three days of intense learning and an armload of new exercises. Applications to the pelvic area, thorax, various head areas continue to break up the spasticity which affects Adam's arms and legs. Underneath that spasticity is weakness and that appears to be the issue we are now addressing.
Given the large number of applications that Leonid prescribed, we are now doing about 4-5 hours of manual and ball rolling protocols each day and another 10 hours of machine. We are equally anxious to have Maribeth re-join us this coming Monday to continue this work (She has worked with Adam using ABR since day one, seven years ago.). For Adam, Maribeth provides 5 hours a day of intense ABR and a friendly face...we, in the meantime, get a break from reality.
Adam's progress is steady and in the right direction. His energy and sense of joy is unsurpassed. Next week we are also beginning to use cold lasers and a reflex integration program to help extinguish some primitive reflexes which interfere with functioning and help integrate others. We will provide more information later on Quantum Reflex Integration.
Adam's positive response to ABR, the families we meet in Montreal, the program directors and trainers provide us with the enthusiasm and optimism to continue to embrace our journey to Adam's recovery.