S├ębastian's Story » 2018-Nov-08

Moving and Proud.

This is Sébastian's Story.

After a normal pregnancy, Sébastian arrived right on time in January 2013. We were excited, happy, and lucky to be home within two days. As time quickly passed, we learned Sébastian had severe reflux and would cry as if in pain during tummy time. Then by the six month mark he was not yet sitting up on his own and could not swallow solid food. Despite all of this, Sébastian was a happy baby and met all the growth milestones which gave his doctors little cause for concern.

It wasn’t until Sébastian was past the six month old mark that we attended a Mom and Baby group where the guest speaker was a physiotherapist from George Jeffrey. After hearing our story she recommended we call the Centre and request a spot in the Infant Growth and Development Clinic.

Within a few months we started working closely with a physiotherapist to develop Sébastian’s core muscles for stability, and an occupational therapist for his fine motor skills. After a year, Sébastian also started speech therapy at the Centre.

Sébastian’s therapy has been a family affair with everyone from parents and grandparents to cousins making sure Sébastian doesn’t miss a single appointment. His therapists have been very supportive, providing us with homework we can incorporate into our busy daily lives.

We are proud to say, five years later, Sébastian is now running, jumping and climbing like his friends. He even started to swim on his own! Sébastian is excited to keep practising peddling a bike so that he can go mountain biking with his big brother. He continues to work on his coordination, fine motor skills and speech therapy as he attends senior kindergarten this fall.

Thanks to the help of the Centre, Sébastian continues to progress and is so proud of himself when he reaches a goal.


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