Walking in Physical Therapy
Mike has been improving his walking skills with physical therapy since day one. When he first woke from the coma, he wasn’t able to sit or even hold up his own head without assistance. After about a month of hospitalization, he could walk using a hemi-walker and hands-on support from a physical therapist (or two).
Fast forward to nine months after his release from the hospital, and Mike can now walk around the house with a single-point cane (no more arm crutch!). If he continues to progress at this rate, the PT hopes to get Mike walking around the house without any assistance whatsoever. And despite my reluctance to be too optimistic, I think the physical therapist might be right.
Check out the following video, comparing Mike’s walking abilities from last December (2011) to last week (October, 2012). (No volume necessary, it’s just background noise.)
(If you’re viewing this in a reader or the embed isn’t working, click here to watch on YouTube.)October 24, 2012
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