Kinesthetic Awareness

An interest of mine has become learning about body movement. Since cerebral palsy impacts physical movement it has seemed important to understand. My interest in the information hasn’t always been part of my life. The curiosity has increased with my years of working out with a trainer. Another factor raising questions about kinesthetic has been … More Kinesthetic Awareness

Photographic Evidence

It seems we can work toward goals without understanding results. We can put in work each day with improvement taking place slowly. Working out in the gym has often felt this way from my perspective. One way to track progress has been taking body composition measurements. When measurements have been taken in my past they … More Photographic Evidence

Cross-Body Rebound

The rebound exercise has been helping improve CP. We have been working with it for about six months to this point. The exercise involves working with a trampoline and a ten-pound exercise ball. It involves playing catch with myself by throwing the exercise ball against the trampoline and catching its rebound. The movement requires a … More Cross-Body Rebound

Throwing A Ball

Throwing a ball has always been a part of my life. Growing up I threw any kind of ball you could think to throw. The type of ball being thrown or passed often depended on the time of year. During the summers a baseball was thrown, or a tennis ball being used in place of … More Throwing A Ball

The Ski Boot

Skiing has turned out to be one of the best activities for cerebral palsy improvement. The reason stems from the required movement patterns involved. In order to arrive safely at the bottom of a ski slope, many different muscles become involved. We are using all of our limbs. They are all required to move independently … More The Ski Boot

Waikoloa Beach Course

We had just finished the seventh hole of the Beach Course at Waikoloa. The only hole on the course running along the ocean. Just the final hundred yards of the par-5, with the green perched above the Pacific. A whale had surfaced for air during the preparation of my approach into the seventh green. After … More Waikoloa Beach Course

Lacrosse Ball Progress

It seems with most forms of exercise we experience steps of progression. For a runner, it might mean gaining the ability to run for longer distance. When weight training, progress might come in the form of adding heavier weight. With other forms of movement our improvement may result from making the movement more complex. Making … More Lacrosse Ball Progress

Incentive

Working on the challenges cerebral palsy presents can seem tricky. We think about where the incentive to get better comes from. It seems like it would be easy to let cerebral palsy win, especially at a young age. Having parents around to help with things feels common for children. When a disability becomes involved the … More Incentive