Sooo, I have unfortunately had no time to write here about the course of the therapy and its successes. Forgive me for this, but other things had to be done first…
This was the state of things BEFOREHAND:
We have a daughter suffering from Epilepsy, she had various treatments at home before the therapy but with little success. She cannot walk, crawl or sit by herself. She waves her hands, waves them so long until she touches something to grasp. Her glance was not fixated. Her eating behaviour is also very bad. She has problems with her posture and sits in a wheel chair.
Then came the two weeks in Mamaris…
The therapists were very nice and Jacqueline was also enthusiastic. Our little one received Physio, Riding and Dolphin Therapy. Physio alternated with Riding therapy in the morning. Dolphin therapy was DAILY!
It was two weeks of input for our angel. Every day she was whacked!
The air did her a lot of good, as she drank and ate well. < — the first small improvement – she has maintained her appetite:-)
After the second therapy session with Daisy (the therapy dolphin) J. watched the animal and touching it she she began to open her hand
At riding after the third session there were improvements in her posture. It improved so well that on the last day we wanted to sit her on the horse ON HER OWN, (to the right and left naturally there was someone to support). But on that day she was so exhausted that she didn‘t want to sit straight. But in the meantime she sits a lot better in her chair. This was also noted at school. <<< another success;-)
Altogether it was two very nice, but strenuous weeks. One should not forget: we were not on holiday 😎 (like many people thought) we were there for therapy.:-)
Having arrived home, we practice the exercises that we learned at Physio. Soon we shall begin with swimming therapy locally, but we shall have to see about finding the time. In any event we can give only positive feedback and the real improvements will become apparent in the following weeks/months say the therapists. I hope I have given you with this a little insight.
If there are any questions, I shall gladly answer. It could take a little bit of time, though, as I have little time because of my profession.
Best wishes, the Dörrenbächer family
If you have questions concerning dolphin therapy you may contact this family