We went to Leah's first therapy appointment this past Tuesday. Her therapist is the same woman that does Leah's helmet adjustments every two weeks. We really like her and so does Leah.
Leah (like most babies) did not enjoy being held down for the exercises that were needed for her neck. There are 2 exercises that we need to do FIVE TIMES A DAY!! I was surprised as last week the assistant mentioned 3x a day. Every time we do the exercises we have to remove her helmet. We hold each exercise (stretch) for a count of 10-15 seconds and do 3 repetitions of that exercise. We repeat that 5x a day. At the end of the night she will have 40 minutes without her helmet instead of an hour since she will have it off periodically throughout the day.
Tuesday's appointment was the longest because the therapist was showing me how to do the exercises, as well as giving Leah other therapy as well. So for now we drive to Ft. Lauderdale every week, and hopefully in a month we will graduate to doing the therapy at the office every other week so we can get it down while we are there for her helmet anyway. Thankfully the therapy appears to be covered by the insurance!
Leah's next appt. will be next Tuesday (19th) for a helmet fitting. Her new (2nd) helmet should be in by then. We will be able to do her therapy while we are there.