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Surfing to help with motor coordination

Shared by Patricia Pereira on 2015-02-16 18:37

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After a surgery on the knee, Raphael began, two years ago, to learn to surf. And to everyone's surprise, it has been the sport that more has helped to improve coordination, balance and muscle strength. When he started, his expression was apathetic, his shoulders slumped, his head down and he had no strength to lift his head and did not walk, but after only eight months surfing and doing other therapies, everything changed and Raphael began to walk.
“Surfing gives him pleasure and helps him. All treatment that Raphael is doing is fundamental: Physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, education and surfing", explained Maria Lúcia Leal, pediatric neurologist that has accompanied the young “surfer”.

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Raphael dos Santos, from Brazil, suffers from cerebral palsy. He began to walk thanks to surfing. He is making progress, even after doctors have warned his mother to the possibility that the boy never be able to walk independently.

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