Charlie by his Mother
Cerebral Palsy and Pre-maturity
Charlie was born at 35 weeks due to a placental abruption. Because of this, he suffered a hypoxic episode and it was then we were told it was highly likely that Charlie would have Cerebral Palsy. When he came home 5 weeks later and commenced physiotherapy provided by the NHS.
TST: a therapy that made sense
We realised that this every 2-3 weeks was far from adequate and it was at this time that we started looking for other therapies available.
By chance, in our local newspaper, there was an article about another little boy who had cerebral palsy and looking at his website, it led me to a link to the Advance website. Finally, a therapy that made sense and seemed to have such positive results.
The following February, we attended Advance for our first visit session. In the first six weeks of starting this treatment, we saw such positive result.
He started to roll
Charlie has always been very aware of his surroundings with good cognition, but was obviously frustrated by his physical limitation. Then he started to roll. Initially first onto his tummy but is now able to roll back as well. He is for more vocal and louder with it. His diaphragm is no longer “flailing” and is much higher. The high tone in his arm is now not so noticeable and he is able to reach out and pick up toys. He rubs his eyes when he is tired things, which “normal” babies do. With these changes, Charlie is noticeably less frustrated and happier in himself.
We finally started to feel positive about Charlie’s future
It is only since finding out about Advance and TST that we can finally start to feel positive about Charlie’s future and feel that, we as parents are doing everything possible to fulfil Charlie’s potential. We hope that one day, he will be able to walk and lead an independent life as possible – by finding Advance, and this now seems achievable.