I have many talents. Walking on my hands is among them. This is me in South Florida on the beach. How I learned to do this is another post for another time. I wanted to show this picture because it shows what my body became because I did not do my exercises and stretches as the physical therapist instructed me to do. As a result of not listening, my body locks at my knees and hips. At one time my body could straighten which allowed me the opportunity to stand using a para-podium. This is kind of like leg braces that reach from the hips and have a platform at the bottom. Since I kept falling over (because I moved rather quickly) it was decided I should use my wheelchair most of the time. As you can see, my body looks like the shape of a chair. Parents, I can’t stress enough the importance of doing the stretches if your child’s physical therapist has directed it. The one thing I miss most is the ability to sit straight up on the floor with my legs straight out. Before doing any kind of exercise or stretches, I would strongly suggest consulting with a physical therapist, first.
As far as my talent; walking on my hands, there was a time I worked with a fitness trainer. She asked me to do 50 push-ups on my hands! After resting a short moment at 25 reps, I went on to complete the whole 50! Don’t try this without a professional trainer to assist.