Donna, muscle contractures


Donna, age 45+. Severe learning disabilities, with muscle contractures that used to make one foot turn inward so that her sole was almost parallel with the bottom of her bucket seat board on the exerciser.

Her therapeutic exerciser was donated by some ladies who collected pull-tabs for three years and then turned the money over to the manufacturer to cover partial cost of the materials, while we donated the labour and the rest of the materials.

This group home has a circular track in the ceiling. The staff use C-clamps to stabilize the top pulley while they do swinging, bouncing, and muscle-stretching techniques that have not only overcome contractures BUT also have produced a lady who is MUCH MORE aware of herself and her family when they come to visit her.