Justin

A patient at Keep Moving Forward since 2011

Goals:

  • Walking with posterior walker
  • Walking with wide base tripod canes
  • Walking with loftstrand crutches independently
  • Tall kneeling
  • Improved static and dynamic standing balance
  • Sit to stand transfer

Justin was 3 years old when he started at Keep Moving Forward, Inc. Justin was born 2 months early via emergency C-section because of bleeding. He seemed fine at birth. There was no major issues other than him having bradycardia which the doctors told us was normal for a premature baby. After months of physical therapy, just thinking he was a preemie and had to catch up, we were given the diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy before his first birthday.

I really didn’t know what to expect for the first time in Intensive Physical Therapy. I quickly learned that Amy’s mentality was nothing is impossible and with a lot of hard work and belief in yourself you can do anything. At the end of the intensive physical therapy, Justin was tired and sore but he was noticeably stronger and doing things he wasn’t able to do before.

Each time Justin has an intensive therapy session he makes incredible strides and gets so much stronger. We decided to keep him in therapy throughout the year as well. It was the best decision we have ever made. Justin began this whole process barely able to take a few steps in his walker to, after his last intensive session with Erica, being able to walk with canes independently. It was one of the best days of my life, and Justin’s greatest accomplishment up to this point. I’m expecting no canes after his next intensive.

I recommend this program to any parent who has been told their child might not ever walk, jump or run, for any parent who knows their child can do more than any doctor might say. The therapists at Keep Moving Forward are truly amazing people. They have become like part of the family and we love them dearly. The dedication they show to each and every one of their clients is unmatched. Whenever Justin works with them I know he feels like the most special boy in the world. Every one of his victories is celebrated like they are proud parents themselves. There is a saying in the gym that goes “Difficult things take a long time, impossible things take a little longer.” This is truly reflected in every single thing that is done at Keep Moving Forward. Bringing your child to Keep Moving Forward will be the best thing you could ever do for him or her.

 – Michelle, Justin’s Mom