Published July 31, 2018 by Caitlin Rose

Still working with S&C Coach Gareth Shelbourne. This represents a milestone in both Kt’s recovery from ongoing knee injuries and adapting to changes brought by simply growing.

Growth spurts present major hurdles for any CP child. It’s helpful to have a quality, resourceful coach to assist – cheers Gareth.

Perhaps yesterday’s hour at the local trampoline park helped a bit too. 🤔


Published July 28, 2018 by Caitlin Rose

A lovely playing posture. She is growing up and that’s not without its issues on many fronts. With regard to her CP, Kt is in the fight like so many others, some highs and some lows, progression and some regression. 

It’s like learning a new language some aspects stick in there, some fade over time with less use. It’s important that she and we recognise this as part of our regular life; with all its new challenges and more importantly opportunities to shine.  

 Sprint training!

Published March 25, 2017 by Caitlin Rose

Yes you can Kt! Gareth Shelbourne has been working with her for over a year now. Strength, agility and balance. These past few weeks we have switched focus to running technique. 

Full limb coordination and explosiveness, two exceptionally elusive things for most CP diplegians, are shown here. She was very chuffed with her fledgling abilities. Go Kt go!  

Wonder of SDR _ Kt’s 7th drum lesson :)

Published February 2, 2017 by Caitlin Rose

This is yet another Kt wonder. On top of her very full schedule, awesome professional percussionist Tony is teaching her the drums at Christ Church in West Croydon. Even this lesson was after an all-day school trip to the National History Museum in London. Super stamina! 

Crucially, if you look at the pic below of kt at 3 before SDR with Dr Park, you can see how far she has come. Caitlin was incapable of sitting up without support on her right side. Her shoes and dungarees hide her high leg splints. Her mini green-framed walker is out of shot.

There’s almost no comparison in her posture and coordination to how she is now, nearly 3.5 yrs post SDR, playing the drums.

SDR with Dr TS Park at St Louis Children’s Hospital has completely changed her life trajectory. We remain so grateful.