Pediatric Physical Therapy Benefits Child with Cerebral Palsy

Sofia Tomek has received pediatric physical therapy care at Cioffredi & Associates since the age of four, after being diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy at age two. As a result of her condition, Sofia has stiffness in both legs and issues with balance. Her mother, Sheri Hancock of Hanover, shared these words recently about Sofia’s experience here with the Cioffredi team.Ten-year-old Sofia Tomek works with PT Becca Swope

“Rebecca and the other wonderful staff at Cioffredi’s have worked with [Sofia], often twice a week, for a number of years and have seen her progress from using a walker to canes to now independent walking and even running. Currently they are working to prepare her muscles for an upcoming surgery and will be a vital part of her rehabilitation. They make exercising fun but challenging, knowing her personality so well as to offer the perfect distractions and encouragement. Thank you Cioffredi for always being there for her!!”

UPDATE: Sofia is now rehabilitating from surgery, under Becca’s care, and she continues to inspire us with her strength and resilience.


Read an earlier newsletter article about Sofia from January 2015.

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