Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Therapy Twins

We are fortunate to live five minutes away from the most exclusive, most fun gym on the eastern side of the Twin Cities, owned by our friends at Family Achievment Center, better known as FAC. Joy is fortunate to get to play there five days a week; she has either pysical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), or a speech appointment every day. Hope just joined her for her own OT appointments two days per week. It is really convenient for me to have two kids in terapy simultaniously. (I love how FAC was willing to work this out.) And Joy and Hope enjoy "playing" together in the gym at the end of their sessions.

It may not look like hard work, but this activity is a work-out for both of them. Joy has to hold on (in the therapy world, this is "sustained grasp") and balance through the acceleration and decelleration of the swing.

While Hope is not just swinging. She is propelling the swing by rowing rythmically on handles attached to the ceiling, which gives her the joint and deep muscle stimulation she needs to feel calm and focus.

The girls don't know this is good for them. They just know that they are having fun and feel great when they're done!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

My eyes are better today and WOW - I see that Hope got her hair cut. I LOVE IT!!!! Can't wait to see you all Monday!