Our children always amaze us with the effort and determination they apply to improving their quality of life through our Targeted Training programme at The Movement Centre here in Oswestry – something which can only be achieved with the ongoing love, support and commitment of their families.
This is the story of Lukas
Lukas suffered an ischemic brain injury following a cardiac arrest just before his fourth birthday. He is now looking forward to his 8th birthday.
His mum Shelley said:
“Lukas has a lot of limitations. He has minimal function in his left hand and cannot stand or walk unaided. This means he was completely reliant on us to get around and we had to carry him everywhere.
“I came across The Movement Centre on social media, was impressed with what I saw and was keen to find out more about the sort of treatment the centre offered and if it might be something that would work for Lukas.
“I then found someone whose child had completed a course at The Movement Centre, was able to talk about the programme with them and the progress their little boy had made.
“It was an amazing story, really, and we made our minds up to get in touch with the centre and see if they could help Lukas – we were just so keen to try anything which would help Lukas develop some improved movement.
“We discovered that The Movement Centre was doing something which was unique and had been
extremely successful through it’s Targeted Training programme in helping many children over the years.
“Our first visit to The Movement Centre was in February 2020 and we were due to go back to collect the standing frame in April but lockdown hit. We were so glad to get back to the centre when the first lockdown was lifted to start Targeted Training therapy for Lukas.
“Lukas struggles with concentration, which can be challenging, but we have seen a great improvement and since starting his targeted training he has been able to crawl, so can now get about more independently. We are hopeful the treatment will continue to get him stronger on his feet, making him even more independent!
“The Movement Centre has been wonderful throughout. The staff have all been lovely, really friendly and always make the appointments fun for Lukas – even with all the PPE!