Kudos for kiddos: Laila, one year later

Last June, kiddo Laila was delighted to walk a six-inch balance beam independently, for the very first time, in physical therapy. That’s a significant accomplishment for any child, let alone one who has hypomyelinating leukoencephalopathy, a disorder which results in challenges in balance, strength, and coordination.

Laila’s gain came after a great deal of hard work, both on the horse and in the clinic, on balance reactions and coordination.   

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"Children's TherAplay has been an amazing tool for Laila's success! ...We definitely consider physical therapy and hippotherapy at Children's TherAplay to be a blessing!"

Victoria, Laila’s mother

Things got even more exciting recently when Laila walked the three-inch beam – which is about the width of her foot! – all by herself. 

On the clinical side, we recognize that as a big step forwards in Laila’s being able to maintain midline and safely navigate her environment. But it means something completely different to Laila: She’s delighted to be able to keep up with her sister. So watch out sis, Laila’s coming! Congratulations kiddo. 

See how far Laila's come.

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