CREATING A PHYSIOTHERAPY SPACE
The operation was step one towards Harvey being able to lead a normal life. To help Harvey develop his leg muscles and co-ordination he undergoes specialised physiotherapy sessions. Nick, Harvey’s dad, wanted to convert their garage into a physiotherapy room to assist this process. After phoning several local companies Nick spoke to local building firm Solent Builders who kindly agreed to do the conversion free of charge. Below are a couple of images of the conversion process.
BUILDING THE CLIMBING WALL
The main cost in building a climbing wall comes with the wood, the climbing holds and the mating. The guys from Solent Builders kindly donated the wood for the build. The climbing holds were donated by Core Climbing, Entreprise Climbing Walls, Pumped Holds, Custom Holds and Three Balls. The safety mating was donated by Vitafoam. Without the help of these companies building Harvey a climbing wall would have been substantially more difficult. Laurie from LP Double Glazing provided invaluable help and expertise building the wall free of charge.
So, on one sunny Sunday in late 2014 we set about building Harveys Wall. Below is the process of the wall being built.
When I first became involved with this project Harvey could only walk several steps by himself before falling over. Since then he has moved on leaps and bounds and can now walk the width of his rehabilitation gym. This progress has been down to his dogged determination, the efforts of his parents and assistance provided by his therapy team.
For more information about Harvey please do pop over to his website www.help4harvey.co.uk.