ABR CAN HELP YOUR CHILD!
BEFORE AND AFTER ABR
Tree of Hope is a major childrens' charity offering hope to the families of sick children in the UK. Sometimes able to provide grants for medical treatment or therapy, Tree of Hope is presently helping a number of parents with children on our ABR programme raise money to pay for training and assessments. For further details click here.
Tel: 01892 535525
Marten McFee lives in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire. He was diagnosed as suffering from cerebral palsy (severe spastic quadriplegia) the day before his first birthday.
Marten's parents started him on ABR in January 2012, the pictures below give an indication of his condition at that time.
AISLING'S ON THE MOVE - GREAT PROGRESS
(news from Cork, Ireland)
ABR CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
CLINT - DIAGNOSED WITH CEREBELLA ATAXIA
JAMES'S JOURNEY HAS JUST BEGUN
"One month into his ABR therapy and James is tolerating mashed up food!! Not just token bits, but breakfast, dinner and tea!! We actually can't believe it. Thanks to everyone who is helping us xxxx"
GILLIAN SIMPSON (James's Mum 30/7/13)
ALEX FORGING AHEAD
Before we started (ABR) Alex's body was
very stiff and rigid and moved as like one block. He couldn't sit up properly
or take his own weight. Different parts of his body are now moving
independently as they should be, his chest, spine and neck have opened up and
he is able to sit up and take his own weight. We still have a long way to go
but onwards and upwards!
(Alex's Mum 9/11/13)
In August 1996, Steve Collins was involved in an horrific accident when the dumper truck he was driving toppled over breaking his back in two and leaving his head in his lap and his lungs crushed. Steve thought he was dying!
At the Spinal Unit of Salisbury District Hospital Steve discovered that he had serious crush fractures to T12 & L1 vertebrae and a broken collar bone. The accident left Steve a paraplegic, paralysed from the waste down. In the words of his consultant: "You will never move anything ever again"!
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Steve's own words about ABR sum it up nicely:
"In order to bring about the recovery of functional ability, it is necessary to rebuild the core foundations of the body, ie. improve the structure of the smooth muscles and other deep level tissue that makes up our pneumatic capacity. This is impossible to achieve through conscious muscular effort. Due to the lack of foundation, conscious effort can only ever lead to poor use of the body and so further deplete and deform the structure."
SPECIAL GUEST: HEALTH SECRETARY VISITS ABR SCOTLAND EVENT
Alex Neil MSP, Cabinet Secretary of Health & Wellbeing in the Scottish Government, visited ABR Scotland's Assessment and Training week on Monday 4th November 2013.
During his visit, Alex took time to watch a number of new parents being taught ABR techniques which they will then use with their children in the comfort of their own home. These techniques are already making major changes to the body structures of children whose parents have been using ABR for only a few months.
There was also time to meet some of the members of the Marten's Progress Team (above) who first brought the ABR therapy to Scotland after witnessing the amazing progress made by Marten McFee - see Sunday Mail story above.
Alex also sat in on the ABR Assessment of Aisling Tanner, a 10 year old girl from Cork, started ABR in March 2013. You can read part of Aisling's story in the Sunday World by clicking on the link in the right hand column "Aisling's on the Move - Great Progress". Since then Aisling has made even further progress and is becoming a bit of a celebrity in Ireland.
Read the Progress Reports of children attending our November 2013 event by following this link.