Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jump Highers

Yesterday I took Ayden Jane to see Mr. Alan. He is the orthotist who made her AFO's. Besides being a really nice guy, he works really closely with Mrs. Jen (PT) and so between the two of them Ayden Jane gets the best help in the business.

Ayden Jane's right AFO is made to keep her from supinating. She likes to curl her little toes and roll onto the outside of that foot. The left one is made to keep her from pronating. Yep, one uneven little kid. Apparently Ayden Jane is a master of finding 'compensatory patterns' which basically means she can find a way to avoid any muscle she desires. We just call it cheating.

Okay, so none of that is too exciting. Today she wore them to school and she did not stop jumping by the time I left! When I picked her up she had noodles for legs. She even had trouble climbing into the car. It was as if she worked muscles that she had not used in a loooooong time. Can't wait until tomorrow to see if it was just the workout she gave herself because she was so excited about them or if we have just caught up with her cheating and are forcing her to play fair.

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