SMA Type 1 Sitting Without Support for the First Time

Uncategorized May 09, 2020

At 10-months-old, my daughter with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1 is sitting for the first time and sitting without supporting herself heavily with her arms.

Using the Movement Lesson™ technique, I am teaching her how to find balance. I have heard many therapists say, "more muscle means more movement." I have come to learn that more rotation and counterbalance in the system means more balance and movement in the system. 

I have two children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type One. Both can sit independently without supporting themselves with their arms. So how is this accomplished? 

Without getting into too much detail and confusing you, you will have to take my word for it when I say that I helped my children achieve this milestone by putting rotation and counterbalance into their pelvis, spine, and head. 

Though I won't take all the credit for my child's success. I am a certified Movement Lesson™ Practitioner, but once or twice a year, I will schedule an intensive with the Movement Lesson™ office in Peoria, Arizona. I do intensives with my kids in my home often, but feel its good for my kids to have another practitioner work on them other than myself. Sometimes I like just to be a mom. Just before my 10-month-old achieved this sitting milestone, we did an intensive in Arizona. 

I offer online support and teaching here, where I teach you how to work on your child in different ways using the Movement Lesson™ technique. I work closely with the creator of Movement Lesson™, Michelle Turner. I also work as a guide. As you work with Michelle's videos, and as you purchase her programs, you can ask me questions related to those courses, and I can walk you through any trouble spots. You can access my services by clicking HERE.

When necessary, I will refer you to the videos and courses she has already created. I don't feel it honest to remake something she has already done. I believe she should be paid for the courses she has made available to you.  Any video I have on my site are unique to my methods as a  Movement Lesson™ Practitioner for SMA. You can access my services by clicking HERE


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