“I don’t think this would have been possible without the right guidance and support. Isabella is very flexible in her approach to therapy and always has creative new ways to motivate Winnie to work towards her goals,” said Lucy.
Isabella said: “I think for children that are small like Winnie, tapping into their interests and letting them take ownership of the session is important for them to feel like they are working together with the therapist, rather than directly receiving therapy.
Along with weekly Physiotherapy and regular hydrotherapy, Winnie also sees a Montrose Occupational Therapist who has supported her equipment needs.
“We recently applied for our car to be modified for Winnie’s new wheelchairs and both therapists were able to come to the trial together and look at what we needed from an OT and Physio perspective.
During the trial Isabella considered Winnie’s postural support and ability to safely access the vehicle while the Occupational therapist looked at the transfer of equipment as well as access to Winnie’s car seat.
The Occupational Therapist was then able to liaise with providers to identify the most suitable modifications and collaborate with the family to ensure the choice was family-centred.