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Alexandra and Levi: Increasing Autonomy with PT

Siblings Alexandra and Levi both live with challenging conditions that can limit their independence at times. But with the help of their Aveanna Physical Therapist, Brennan, these two are gaining new skills and increasing their confidence and autonomy every day.

Alexandra has arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, which has resulted in multiple contractures in her legs. Alexandra was primarily using a wheelchair until her surgery last year and a lot of hard work in PT. After months of strengthening, balance exercises, and gait training, Alexandra is now able to walk without an assistive device for shorter distances. She has gained a lot of great new skills, such as going up and down the stairs independently and climbing up the ladder to go down the slide.

Levi lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic condition that causes progressive muscle weakness. Physical therapy has helped Levi maintain independence with daily activities, including playing with his siblings. Alexandra and Levi both enjoy riding an adaptive bike around our clinic and hope to be able to get one for use at their home as well.

We are so proud of Alexandra and Levi for all their hard work and amazing progress. Happy PT Month to Alexandra, Levi, and PT Brennan!