The Initial few sessions for Rocco where he was using the peanut ball were a really good ‘reintroduction’ to his core, balance and stability work. We’re so glad that you picked up on this from day 1. It was something that, to be honest, we may have neglected for a while concentrating more on the big push type exercises like ‘sit to stand’ and ‘dips’ to try and help his transferring from wheel chair. You give a really good explanation to Rocco on the exercises and benefits. Knowing Rocco’s personality, I think if we can keep setting him targets and explaining how this will benefit him, or allow him to do something, will maintain his motivation at high level. The rapport you have built with Rocco over a short period of time is great and I know that he doesn’t want to let you down on any targets set.
The balance work was clearly something that needed attention and really glad to see the improvements from the first session. He’s much more controlled sitting on the ball and there is a bit more confidence too when moving arms outstretched and rotating.
The build up to the kneeling to high kneeling has really made him work hard. The pace of progression has been just right I feel, and the explanations behind the exercises are clear and easy to follow outside of the video sessions.
He clearly enjoys the sessions and works hard throughout without protest.
Video sessions work well…minor glitches with sound and video syncs but nothing that has been detrimental to the delivery of the session.
Very happy, both Rocco and parents.