Saturday, March 21, 2009
Learning to Walk Again
Recently my daughter severely sprained her ankle. The sprain has been bad enough for the doctor to recommend keeping off her feet for a good couple of weeks. Still, when she attended her first physio session today the therapist would've liked her to start sooner. The sooner the better he claimed. He took my daughter through a series of different kinds of massages, all quite painful, but she gritted her teeth knowing the benefits. He instructed her to do several repetitive exercises, fairly easy for someone with no injury, yet quite difficult for my daughter. And then he taught her how to walk again, this time using the crutches in a new way.
It was a strange experience, she said, learning to walk again. Have you ever had to learn to do something again, something you had previously mastered? Write about relearning in your journal. How did you feel having to go back to the start? Did you resist the learning? Were you eager to get back to where you'd been before? What skills do you feel would be good to relearn now you have mastered them? Do you think we ever really stop learning?
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