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Typical Examples of What Parents Say...

Hannah: Age 8 years - by her father
Diagnosis: Head Injury
Before Scotson Technique: Unstable walking with poor balance, only manages short distance, speech problems, poor fine motor skills tremor, visual difficulties.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Walking improved, walks longer distances, balance improved, speech clearer, hand movements better, tremor virtually gone, eye sight improved.
Comments:
"No question in our minds the therapy works. It is something we couldn't have got through traditional treatments."

Samuel: Age 8 years - by his mother
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy, difficulties with understanding
Before Scotson Technique: Cannot sit up on his own, tense, cannot move shoulders, not very aware of his surroundings, poor attention.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Can sit on his own, less tense, greater range of movements, can move his shoulders, much more aware of his surroundings, becoming social.
Comments:
"We are very happy to see the changes - even the smallest are very important to us."

Julie: Age 6 years - by her mother
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy due to encephalitis after her birth
Before Scotson Technique: Trunk and limbs very tense and still, could not sit up, lived in her own world.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Trunk and limbs much more relaxed, beginning to use arms and hands, sits up on her own, very social, participates in everything.
Comments:
"The therapy is a revelation, a new age of hope."

Stephen: Age 5 years - by his father
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy
Before Scotson Technique: Right leg tight, falls frequently, low energy, poor eater, poor colour.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Balance improved more energy, appetite improved, better colour.
Comments:
"We feel The Scotson Technique has helped Stephen very much."

Emily: Age 4 years - by her mother
Diagnosis: Quadriplegic spastic, partially sighted
Before Scotson Technique: Seizures at all time, fed by naso gastric tube, screamed constantly, acid reflux, on many medications, poor vision, stiff.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: No seizures, spoon fed, off all medication, whole body relaxing, vision much improved, a happy healthy looking child.
Comments:
"The changes in Emily seem unbelievable. We are very happy"

Oliver: Age 2 years - by his father
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy - mixed type
Before Scotson Technique: Stiffness in all limbs, more severity in legs and right arms. Visual impairment.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Vision improving. More active movement and strength in upper limbs; trunk improving. Oliver is more alert and aware of his surroundings.
Comments:
"Very positive and encouraging. Hard work but proving to be worth it!"

Darcy: Age 23 months - by her mother
Diagnosis: Severe Reflux, severe failure to thrive, Nystagmus, Strabimus, possible C.P. Developmental delay
Before Scotson Technique: Body shape equal to that of a new born baby. Severe reflux (projectile vomiting).
After 6 months Scotson Technique: The reflux has gone - confirmed by pH probe and gastric emptying scan. Darcy's body shape has changed. She has the beginnings of a neck and her shoulder girdle has begun to grow and expand.
Comments:
"Very positive and Darcy is now (albeit slowly) starting to follow the natural development. Her improvement is a direct result of the therapy. The technique and training is much improved since the programme changed in September 2002. As the changes are predictable it is very easy to measure, particularly in Darcy."

Josie: Age 5 years - by her mother
Diagnosis: Autistic Spectrum disorder
Before Scotson Technique: Josie was very distant and unresponsive, displaying many of the symptoms traditionally associated with Autism. Ran with a "gout" limp after a while. Physical abnormalities of the rib cage, diaphragm.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Josie is much more responsive and her language is much clearer and becoming more relevant. She walks much better and is much calmer.
Comments:
"Excellent! We are very pleased and optimistic. We know that with therapy that Josie will continue to improve. It is the most interesting and exciting journey we have embarked upon. It has lifted the "no cure" sentence from us."

Poppy: Age 2 1/2 years - by her mother
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy
Before Scotson Technique: Poppy couldn't sit or sleep. Her eating was poor, she chocked and had a bad digestion. Her hands were tightly clenched and her shoulders were hunched and forward. The only movement she could do was to occasionally roll.
After 1 year's Scotson Technique: Poppy is much more relaxed and very mobile. Her sleeping and eating are much improved.
Comments:
"Poppy is no longer a prisoner in her own body, she is always exploring and continues to make marvellous improvements."

Matthew: Age 5 years - by his mother
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy
Before Scotson Technique: Matthew could not sit on his own, his balance was poor and he was still in nappies.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Matthew sits on his own, balances well and now uses his arms to correct his balance. He is completely out of nappies.
Comments:
"Brilliant!"

Will: Age 3 years - by his mother
Diagnosis: Global Development delay
Before Scotson Technique: Crawling, very wriggly, a lot of structural abnormalities.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Walking, less wriggly, noticeable improvements in structure of shoulders and shoulder blades and therefore improved hand function. Much improved breathing.
Comments:
"Very pleased."

Jamie: Age 14 years - by his mother
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy
Before Scotson Technique: Very spastic, lots of colds and pneumonia, lots of crying.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Happy, less spastic, less colds, more awareness.
Comments:
"We are very happy, life was not very pleasant before."

Jason: Age 12 years - by his mother
Diagnosis: Dystonic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy
Before Scotson Technique: Jason was healthy and happy but on various medications for epilepsy, spasms and reflux. Spine fairly straight but rib cage unsymmetrical.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Completely off drugs for spasms. A remarkable change in rib cage. Jason is more alert, giving more eye contact and making choices.
Comments:
"We are very pleased - all the hard work is paying dividends."

Sam: Age 6 years - by his mother
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy
Before Scotson Technique: Weak and needed a lot of support. Unable to sit up.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Sam is able to sit up straighter and hold his head up. Stronger and vocalising more. More alert and responsive.
Comments:
"Very encouraging."

Jack: Age 7 years - by his mother
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy
Before Scotson Technique: Mild Cerebral Palsy. Walks with a K-Walker and splints, crawls on floor, uses things to get around and to hold on to etc.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: We have noticed Jack's mobility skills are getting better. He sits up better and can get on and off chairs and beds easier.
Comments:
"Very positive. For the first three months we have seen an improvement and are happy."

Bryn: Age 4 years - by her mother
Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy Spastic Quadriplegia
Before Scotson Technique: Tight limbs, trunk rolled over (not upright), hands tight, unable to sit for more than a few seconds, whole body twists when turning to look at something. No weight bearing through arms.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Stronger trunk, more upright, able to twist from waist and twist neck, sitting confidently, rolling naturally (not using "high tone" to roll over), now pushes up and bears weight through arms, can isolate and use index finger. Better vocalisation and general communication.

Francesca: Age 5 1/2 years - by her mother
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy, spastic diplegia
Before Scotson Technique: Very poor trunk control, arms and legs were very stiff; limited range of arm movements, limited speech - single words only - 6 in total.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Francesca's trunk control has improved immensely. She has more movement around her middle and can now roll onto her tummy. She can lift a cup to her mouth and is more able to use both hands together. Her level of understanding has increased dramatically and she can now hold full conversations and sing songs.
Comments:
"With each improvement and following every visit we feel more confident and convinced that TST really works."

Megan: Age 2 years - by her mother
Diagnosis: Cerebral palsy and congenital heart co-arc of aorta
Before Scotson Technique: Megan was able to sit and play with toys in front of her. Superficial muscles holding her head.
After 6 months Scotson Technique: Megan is able to crawl and pull up onto her knees. Her head control is changing. Better co-ordination with arms and hands.
Comments:
"Very excited. Initially the changes seemed different to those I was expecting but actually these are beginning to happen as well. Makes complete sense and we are seeing results - what more can I say?"

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