We had a wonderful weekend around here gearing up for the addition of a new therapy for Jacob. This therapy is called the Gravity Assisted Environment and was developed through a partnership between The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential and NASA.
The device is a track from which Jacob is suspended in the crawling position that allows his movements to easily result in forward motion without the burden of holding his own body weight! Sounds pretty simple…until you try to build it!
When we were in Philadelphia, we had a great opportunity to try out this device. Jacob loved it and we were thrilled with its possibilities to link his enthusiastic efforts with successful motion. We had a chance to take pictures of their examples and see some pictures of devices other parents had built. However, it was up to Bryan to make it a reality in our home.
He researched, planned and built a truly incredible tool for Jacob. I am so incredibly proud of his talent and dedication! We sure are lucky!!
We have seen incredible improvement in Jacob’s mobility in the last 2 months and I am so eager to share how this new tool helps him progress further. Stay tuned!!