It is 9 months since Mikayla started her first session with NAPA, and we are fortunate to have secured a place in this round here in Australia: – round 2 for Mikayla.
Mikayla has been looking forward to working with the NAPA therapists again, as well as catching up with some of the families that she got to know last time.
SO here we are, it is all systems go, and straight to work!
Mikayla took it all in her stride.
I could see a lot of changes in what she could do following the last session, and what she could do right now. A lot of these have probably resulted from growth (see more in my post growth – friend and foe which I will endeavour to get out by the weekend) . I cant help thinking to myself how glad I am that we did the last course as it certainly put her in a better position to adjust to this growth!”. On the flip side, I wonder what things would be like if we hadn’t. I guess, like with many things, we will never know for sure.
It seems that the team will be working on similar things this time: Strengthening glutes, quads, hamstrings and obliques; stretching tight muscles (psoas and hamstrings); trying to regain some more pelvic stability and improve core strength; working on transfer and transition patterns; strengthening arms and working on her shoulder girdle……..
I wonder how things will pan out this time. I also wonder how quickly muscle memory will kick in, and what she will achieve this time. Will the contractures get in the way of progress? Can she work against the growth and increased weight she has experienced? Will the benefits be the same or different? Is it a case of one step forward 2 steps back then one step forward 1 step back, followed by one step forward and no steps back? Could it even be one step forward, then another, and another? I wonder…..
Whatever happens, I hope it helps make something a little easier, a little less effort and a little more fun……..because at the end of the day, THAT’S what MAKES A DIFFERENCE to Mikayla 🙂
So stay tuned, and we will all find out as time unfolds………