Nadia Workout Session
Living with athetoid cerebral palsy, Nadia faces spasticity and involuntary movements. She relies on a powered wheelchair for full-time mobility, communicates through a communication aid and British Sign Language (BSL) due to her hearing impairment, and is supported by a dedicated team for her daily activities.
Athetoid Cerebral Palsy is a form of cerebral palsy marked by uncontrollable, writhing movements called athetosis. It results from damage to the brain's basal ganglia, affecting muscle control and posture. Fine motor skills, balance, and speech can be challenging. Treatment includes therapies and assistive devices to improve movement and daily function.
Penny Townsend has been working with Nadia for 8 years as her physiotherapist. Nadia thrives on challenges and lives life to the fullest.
Nadia's physiotherapy sessions are centred around maintaining her range of motion, enhancing muscle strength, refining posture symmetry, improving seated balance, and retaining her ability to stand transfer, minimizing the need for hoisting transfers in the future. She has a walking frame that she uses regularly, but due to the support it offers her, she doesn't feel that she gets a good cardiovascular workout.
Nadia's enthusiasm for exploration and readiness to embrace physical challenges are noteworthy. In a recent physiotherapy session, she expressed interest in exploring the possibility of going to a gym.
Integrated into GH3+ ceiling hoists, the Trainer Module offers up to 100 kg dynamic weight relief, aiding safe rehabilitation exercises like gait training and sit-to-stand. Controlled digitally, it enhances therapy engagement and outcomes.