What they enjoy doing in and out of Heel and Toe
- Horse riding
- Wheelchair football
- Going to the theatre
- DJ at the radio station of North Tees Hospital
- Jet skiing
- He likes to participate in Heel and Toe events
- Stretching and fine manipulation
What difference it has made to their lives and to their families lives
Heel and Toe is a very important part of Matthew’s life, as physio is not available to Matthew on the NHS. He loves promoting Heel and Toe, and having his photo taken with the many visitors.
How they have made friends
Attending college, Heel and Toe, attending clubs and drumming, and wheelchair football.
What they want to do in the future
Matthew would like to get a job, he loves to help in any way he can, he loves to feel useful.
How their disability effects them
Matthew is unable to walk and has difficulty using his hands His sitting balance has improved greatly since attending Heel and Toe.
How they struggled before Heel & Toe
Physio at college/school was very limited. He benefits greatly at Heel and Toe with the conductive education.
What exercises they need/why
Stretching exercises, fine manipulation tasks, sitting practice – all to prevent deformities and to keep his joints moving.
Talk about experiences they have had at Heel and Toe
He loves the fact that his drumming group helps Heel and Toe to raise money for the onesie walk.
Their favourite thing about Heel & Toe
Matthew loves being part of the Heel and Toe group
Essentially anything that will give an emotional attachment to the child
Matthew is very caring, thoughtful, and loves to help in any way he can. He loves to plan ahead.