Home Visits

Today we spent the morning doing home visits with Yancana Huasy therapists, meeting kids and families who will attend the wheelchair clinic next week. The particular interest was in postural care for these young people, who are all at risk for problems like scoliosis and hip dislocation or already have those complications. Many families live high on the hillsides in homes that are accessed only by trails or in better situations, by long staircases. Today we climbed such a stairs to reach Martel’s home. Somehow his mother carries Martel, age 25  with complex cerebral palsy, up and down these steps.

Beginning the ascent to Martel's house

Beginning the ascent to Martel’s house

Entering Martel's home

Entering Martel’s home

Later we visited David, a great fan who loves to watch any sports, especially boxing, on the family TV! His parents are working on postural care with him to help keep his hips from dislocating.

David's mother demonstrates how she uses a stabilizer to support his legs at night

David’s mother demonstrates how she uses a stabilizer to support his legs at night

Tomorrow we are visiting Aynimundo, to wrap up the week!

 

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