When Holly was diagnosed with diplegic cerebral palsy in both legs, she began seeing physiatrist Sue Mukherjee, MD. Initially, Holly needed a walker to get around her preschool classroom. But Dr. Mukherjee firmly believed she wouldn’t need one at home—because she’d be walking on her own soon enough.
“It’s like she has a crystal ball,” says Holly’s mother Amanda. After 6 months of physiatric therapy with Dr. Mukherjee, Holly doesn’t need a walker at all anymore. “Holly has a special bond with her,” Amanda says. “At our last appointment, she and Holly walked up and down the hallways for a long time just waving at everybody.”
On Friday, October 13th, the specialty will unite to celebrate Physiatry Day. We are dedicating 24 hours to celebrate all aspects of the specialty. In your practice and in person at the AAPM&R 2017 Annual Assembly, we want all physiatrists to participate.
Check back this fall for more details about getting involved.