Our experiences with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Aquatic Demonstration with Children -- Warm water is an effective treatment tool for children with neuromuscular problems. This demonstration will be with a 3-year-old child who walks on his toes and has subsequently become stiff in his legs and his trunk. You will see how this new kind of "play" in the water relaxes his muscles and allows him to have increased range of movement.
-- From Local Physical Therapy Open House Brochure
Married to Brian in 2001. Our son, Erik, was born in October 2004. Erik was diagnosed with Williams syndrome by a geneticist in March 2006 at 17 months of age. The diagnosis was confirmed by FISH testing a few weeks later.