Alaza, who is eighteen months old, has been having his weekly physiotherapy sessions at the REED House of Cheshire Services since he was three months old. Born with spinobifida, his movement was very limited and very painful. His mother did not know how to properly care for him, but knew he was in pain, and sought help with Cheshire. He has been having his therapy sessions as well as medical assessment ever since.

His physiotherapist, Hiwot (which means ‘life renewed'), carried out sensation tests (putting gentle pressure on his legs and soles of his feet with her fingers), strength tests (holding out a toy in front of him and encouraging him to reach out with alternate hands to grab it), and resistance tests (getting him on all fours and encouraging him to push back on her hands with his lower back and legs) 

They are confident that, with continued therapy, and the aid of walking devices such as crutches (if necessary) Alaza will be able to lead a relatively normal and healthy way of life.

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