Sitting Unassisted During Physical Therapy
If you follow Michael’s personal YouTube channel, you’ve probably seen clips of him doing physical therapy each week. One of the exercises he’s been doing recently is trying to sit up unassisted on the PT table at the clinic he goes to. I told my PT Jean about this, and of course she had me try it.
This went really well. I do water therapy, and at the clinic I go to there’s a bench built into the pool. Jean sat me on the bench and had me stay there for a few minutes while I moved my arms and legs. I also wear a neck collar while I’m in the pool to keep me above the water, and having this on while I sat on the bench did help me stay balanced. Basically my entire upper-body was a few inches above the water while I sat on the bench. I’ll see if I can take a few pictures next time, but I just wanted to share this update.
Even if you’re not on Spinraza, I really encourage you to give PT a shot. I’ve been doing it since before I started Spinraza, and it helps me tremendously. Do you have any questions about how to get started?