FES BIKE demonstration

Here is #emersongrant2014 enjoying a demonstration on the RT3000 #fesbike with Alex from #cyclonemobility

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Children with neurological impairments have much to gain from FES activity based therapy as they are still growing and have higher levels of neuroplasticity.

Children who experience spinal cord injuries (SCI) may develop many complications, including loss of bone mass, osteoporosis, and pathological fractures.

FES is a well-established rehabilitation technique that uses pulses of electrical current to stimulate peripheral nerves evoking muscle contractions and patterned muscle activity. With Restorative Therapies systems, FES creates patterned movement in the arms, legs and trunk. FES enables muscles to work and perform activities even though the muscles may be weak or paralyzed through neurological disease or injury.

Why is active therapy important?

During passive therapy, muscles don’t actually do any of the work. Arms and legs are moved mechanically, by a non-FES cycle for example. Active therapy, on the other hand, allows muscles to do the work they are meant to do. This is achieved either by an individual moving their muscles on their own or when muscles are activated by FES. Either way, active therapy means muscles are working and performing the activity. FES evoked activity allows individuals to regain function, maintain their health and combat the secondary health complications of immobility.

We are hoping that The 300 challenge will help us raise the much needed funds to purchase an FES bike for Emerson to use in the home approx. 4 – 5 times a week. We need to increase and improve his low bone density and stop his osteopenia getting worse.

The cost of this specialist equipment is £17,000

The cost to attend a specialist centre 4-5 times a week would be approx. £3375 per month that is a staggering £40,500 per a year, plus travel costs.

Therefore, it is more cost effective to purchase a FES Bike to use in the home.

https://www.justgiving.com/…/emersongrant2014-the300challen…

Join our 300 Challenge, We need 100 People, To raise £100 each In 100 days

https://www.facebook.com/events/1992997834280954/

#the300challenge #emersongrant2014 #arachnoidcyst #spinalcordinjury#FESbike #cystonthespine #physicaltherapy #physiotherapy#Activetherapy

Hydro-Therapy at Shriners Hospital

‪Lovely seeing #emersongrant2014 enjoying his hydro session whilst at Shriners Children’s hospital in Philadelphia back in the summer 2017. @shrinersphilly

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The smile says it all, the amazing work these guys do makes us feel confident and believe that anything is possible.

 

Shriners Hospital for children in Philadelphia provides specialised care to children with orthopaedic conditions and spinal cord injuries.

Did you know that when you shop at Amazon you can select this charity, so they receive a % donation #simplefundraising for such a good cause

 

 

Diaphragmatic breathing after spinal cord injury

Diaphragmatic breathing after spinal cord injury

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An interesting read – Emerson’s level of injury is C6/C7 – Feeling cautious about being around people incase he catches a cold that will turn very quickly into a life threatening complications such as pneumonia or bronchitis – I’m wishing the winter days away and lay awake at night preying he doesn’t end up in hospital over Christmas again 😠 right now this moment in time I’m not feeling positive I’m feeling lots of hatered for #spinalcordinjury and the complications it brings – when I eventually fall asleep tonight I will wake in the morning and be positive again because that is all we can do!

http://spinalinjury.info/diaphragmatic-breathing-spinal-cord-injury/

 

Fundraising event – Afternoon tea

Blooming Great Afternoon Tea event fundrasing for Emerson Grant.

23658563_523278214696782_4408647340461047393_nA few seats still available for this exciting Afternoon tea event at #powersweybridge in Weybridge, Surrey.

Enjoy a delightful fundraising afternoon with friends, treat yourself to a fancy tea with prosecco on arrival, followed by some delicious cakes, scones and sandwiches filled with delicious fillings

Powers restaurant Cafe on Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey have kindly donated their premises to hold a Blooming Great Afternoon fundrasing Tea event, hosted by Emerson’s fairy god-mothers to raise much needed funds for Emerson Grant.

SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2017
2.30PM – 5.30PM
POWERS RESTAURANT CAFE, 140 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9HJ

£20.00 per person includes a glass of prosecco

This is a ticket only event and all proceeds will be donated to Emerson Grant fundraising page.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/emersongrant2014-the300challenge

Please R.S.V.P. by 1st December to
Anna-Marina at
amdearsley@gmail.com or
call 07949 50647

Physio-Therapy sessions bring on the laughter and smiles…

You know #emersongrant2014 is having a good time at his #physiotherapy session when he cracks that adorable smile and roars out laughing – thank you for all the donations receive so far, without your support he wouldn’t be able to attend private specialist Physio sessions

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If anyone is interested in joining The 300 challenge to help raise funds towards specialist Physio therapy sessions and a specialist FES bike that will keep Emerson’s body moving to prevent further medical complications please get in touch – We need 100 people over 100 days to raise £100 each 

Contact us for your fundraising poster and collection box, you can join in from any country in the word too!!

#grateful #physicaltherapy #spinalcordinjury
#birkdaleneuro

www.justgiving.com/crowdfu…/emersongrant2014-the300challenge

Christmas afternoon tea event

Christmas Afternoon Tea at Powers Cafe

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Blooming Great Afternoon Christmas Tea event fundraising for Emerson Grant.

Enjoy a delightful fundraising afternoon with friends, treat yourself to a fancy tea with prosecco on arrival, followed by some delicious cakes, scones and sandwiches.

Powers restaurant Café on Oatlands Drive Weybridge Surrey have kindly donated their premises to hold a Blooming Great Afternoon fundraising Tea event, hosted by Emerson’s fairy god-mothers to raise much needed funds for Emerson Grant.

SUNDAY 10TH DECEMBER 2017
2.30PM – 5.30PM
POWERS RESTAURANT CAFE, 140 Oatlands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9HJ

£20.00 per person includes a glass of prosecco

This is a ticket only event and all proceeds will be donated to Emerson Grant fundraising page.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/emersongrant2014-the300challenge

http://www.emerson-grant.com

Please R.S.V.P.
Anna-Marina at
amdearsley@gmail.com or
call 07949 506473

#afternoontea #surrey #Weybridge #spinalcordinjury #charity #fundraisingevent #christmasevent # girlsnightout #goodfoodinweybridge #classicscones #fancytea #cupcakes #foodieevent