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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Pink Pony Ride




Over a year ago now, Dave bought this little blue scooter board so that we could sit on it and help Ellie use her gait trainer - also called Pony. Ellie got pink pony (who has yet to be officially named by Lady Muck) from Santa. Being snowed in has its benefits in finding ways to make the day fun. We put it under pink pony and were able to take Ellie for a ride. She love it. We should have video taped it but no one had an extra hand with Dave in the back and me pulling from the front, but the squeals out of Ellie are a testament to all the work we have done on raising her diaphragm

8 comments:

Ellen said...

That is just adorable—she looks like she had the time of her life!

Cheryl said...

therapeutic riding-- the best thing EVER. You ever thought of it? It's good for the adductors, gluts, gastrocs, abs, well, EVERYTHING really. This post reminded me of when I had my 1st surgery when I was 5. I needed to stretch my adductors and wouldn't do it, so my parents went to the barn & borrowed a saddle. Used to sit on it and watch tv as happy as could be. Now those scooter boards are another story... used to get tortured on those by my OT.

Cormac said...

Hi, you 3 - looks like Ellie was having a great time! We miss you guys!

Melanie said...

That is so adorable! She looks like she is having a wonderful time. I hate winter but having those types of days with the kids is incredible. Wish for more snow days!!!!

Melanie said...

She looks like she is having a wonderful time. I hate winter but days like these I'd suffer with more snow days! ;)

Anonymous said...

looks like she's having fun.
have you thought of doing hippotheraphy with her?

Barbara said...

Has anyone suggested TheraTogs or a Benik suit? Just a little extra trunk support.

Kathryn said...

We have tried the SPIO and TheraTogs. We want to reup on the Theratogs thought. We got them when Ellie was one and she was not ready then. We also have a hard spinal that she uses for floor sitting at school. The SPIO did not offer enough support.