Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gait Trainer

Riley had PT today and we brought home this gait trainer to try out for a few days. It's big (why do they have to make this stuff so big?!?) but it does the job! The PT likes this one because we can lock it in place and she can just stand - which is the main reason Dr. Percy wants us to get one, so she can be on her feet without us having to hang onto her all the time - or it can move around and she can walk with it. Riley's not too into that feature right now, but the PT is hoping she'll like being more independant and start walking around more.
Riley has been walking more and more without holding our hands lately, which is so exciting! We don't leave her side because if she falls she doesn't catch herself at all, but it's very nice to see her walking more!