Our Approach

hr

Walk This Way therapy courses specialise in working with children, teenagers and adults that are both post op SDR and pre op SDR. We work with other types of Cerebral Palsy but we are the only SDR specific training centre in the UK & the USA where we have been working with SDR related children for 5 years. During this time we have built up an international client list of over 400 clients that myself and my team members work with. Our techniques are focused, specific and designed to strengthen and condition the body to be able to move more freely and with more control. We work very closely with Dr Park and Deanna Walters at St Louis Children’s Hospital in the USA. After visiting the Children’s Hospital and working alongside their therapists it was encouraging to see just how similar our approach and training methods are.
We concentrate on strengthening the muscle weakness and then teach the body how to move better by focusing on biomechanics and movement based training . We are very focused on MOVEMENT and increasing functional Gain.

The Values

hr

Each client we work with is treated as an individual. We do this firstly by assessing each person on day one and watching them move and play. Day one is important as it sets the tone for the rest of the course as it gives us a chance to chat to the clients and the parents about any issues or concerns, this gives us a much better understanding of the issues we are facing and allows us to tailor a course to their specific needs.
On completion of your course you don’t leave us empty handed. You get a workout to follow at home and this ensures we can keep progressing you forwards and you don’t slip back. The home programme is key to the success as it is based around what we have just worked on in the course and allows progression for the next time we see you.
Our intensive Therapy courses are 1 or 2 weeks long. We prefer 2 weeks the first time we see you as it can take a few days to settle in and allows us to find the perfect structure for going home.
We don’t do more than 2 weeks due to the nature of what we do. Our courses are very intensive and stressful on the body and mind of the person we are working with, any longer than 2 weeks and we will start to move backwards. One of the reasons our “therapy” is so successful is that our approach is different, as is our mindset. We look at the person from a different perspective with a different background.
We also give advice on diet & nutrition to make sure you’re getting enough fuel into your body to grow muscle and keep yourself going. We like to take every opportunity to help move each client forwards and we believe that if the diet is not correct we are never going to allow the body to grow and repair itself.