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Category Archives: Physio

How to get your special needs kiddie to LOVE therapy

April 16, 2014 at 15:45

Mama Lewis


How to LOVE therapy

Tummy time? Hates it. Stretches? Not fun. May is severely disabled but she is not lacking in opinions. So how do we get our kiddies who need therapy to do it, when they hate it? It takes a complete re-think of what therapy is. First, what therapy is not: It is not crammed into every free […]

Doctors said her son wouldn’t walk, and then this happened… (VIDEO)

March 30, 2014 at 10:46

Mama Lewis


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Debby Elnatan was told her son, Rotem, would never walk. Rotem has cerebral palsy and, like any mother, she was devastated – but she wasn’t broken. Elnatan invented a harness that would enable him to walk attached to her. Instead of the path he was meant to travel, one of severe physical impairments and eventual surgery, he […]

Tomorrow is the day I’ve been dreading

June 2, 2013 at 20:54

Mama Lewis


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Strange isn’t it – how some moments are so significant that even the most unassuming of locations – a street corner, pushing Ieuan in a stroller – sear in brilliant detail on your memory. It was at a street crossing that I received the test results, six months late, about May’s hip displacement. The crosswalk light […]

So, did May ever walk again?

March 24, 2013 at 22:09

Mama Lewis



Since May took her first steps, she has continued to enjoy walking. And, okay, so she mainly goes backwards – everyone has to start somewhere. Let me set the scene. It’s World Book Day in the UK. (Is it celebrated worldwide? Who knows. Maybe it’s as global as the World Series.) May is dressed as […]

How happy can a half-brained beauty be? (VIDEO)

March 8, 2013 at 14:32

Mama Lewis



Next month, May will be four years old. (Deep breath, people!) Our half-brained beauty has impressed us all with her progress since she was a baby, but what of her happiness? Frequently, people ask me how May is, and I immediately say, “She is very happy.” Many parents must wonder, at the first diagnosis, how […]