Day 89 - Nada Chair
Usually after a round of Botox, Shay's legs are really loose. Unfortuantely, Shay has been a bit under the weather for the last two weeks with a bad inner ear infection. When he is sick, Shay's tone and tightness tends to creep up on him which is so frustrating for all of us. The goal following Botox injections is to build Shay's muscle and strength in Physiotherapy sessions and stretch the muscles as much as we can daily to try to maintain his muscle length. The Nada chair is one of the best and easiest ways to get a good stretch of Shay's hamstrings and adductor muscles - and as you can see in the picture above, he is tolerating it nicely. Another good way to stretch his his legs is after a nice hot bath as the muscles are much more relaxed. A bonus that came with our new house is a hot tub - we are hoping to have it cleaned out by the end of Easter weekend so that we can add the hot tub to Shay's stretching regime. He is very to go swimming in his hot tub.