Since the last session of Footsteps, Thomas has been bursting with confidence! In his riding lessons he has moved on to trotting which is joyful to watch. It’s amazing that he has the core strength now to control his movements whilst trotting, especially as he doesn’t have the support of a saddle & stirrups.
He is also now using his sticks more and more when we are out in public, and in school. For only 10 minutes or so at a time but this is incredible progress, and shows how he is learning this new motor pattern. It’s something the rest of us do naturally without having to think about it, but with CP you need to train yourself to do it.
As you can see from the pictures, he is really enjoying this new freedom.