Jessica Vega’s physical therapy

    • Anonymous
      January 31, 2008 at 7:27 am

      Jessica Vega’s physical therapy

      After being paralyzed from Guillain-Barre syndrome, odds were against 14-year-old Jessica Vega recovering full use of her legs.

      “Jessica said to me, ‘Mom, you’re not sure I’m going to get better, but I know I’m going to get better,’” said Jessica’s mother, Rhonda Vega.

      On Wednesday, Jessica was at BodyWise Physical Therapy and Fitness in Minden proving just how right she was.

      Under the direction of BodyWise tech and Douglas High varsity soccer captain Ray Kaffer, the Gardnerville teenager spent more than an hour performing weight curls with her toes, step volleys, ladder runs and stretches. She worked on the upper body bike. She used a bosu ball to improve balance. She was exercising not merely for rehabilitative purposes, but for training. Jessica just made the Carson Valley Backdraft U-16 girls’ soccer team.

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