Linda, age 42, has a long and complicated list of problems. She has right hemiplegia as a result of a cerebral haemorrhage.
Her hemiplegia (or unilateral cerebral palsy) is obvious here but her right hand and arm are much less rigid after she exercises.
Linda adapted quite quickly to the Merry Muscles therapeutic exerciser. When given the chance, she discovered how to make herself move a little and used both feet to do so.
She has taken steps by transferring her weight from one foot to the other.
Linda obviously enjoyed the upright position, especially if she was listening to music. She really enjoys being swung, bounced, or spun! You can see the delight she is experiencing. She also enjoys just being face to face with another person.
Initially, Linda would weight bear with her feet turned under, and this took frequent adjustments to correct. She now assumes the correct position each time.
The following series of photos, shows how Linda only requires a short time of “swing-catch me”, then heel cord stretching, then both feet will contact the floor!