This health video looks at the new therapy available who suffer from motor control problems.
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Excellent. Jennifer Mathew: Kendall Vorpahl took class like any other 7 year old. But instead of learning new things he is relearning the skills he lost. Hey, say very good. Jennifer Mathew: Last year Kendall developed a progressive and extremely severe form of epilepsy. Jessica Vorpahl: I feel like I was living in a night mare everyday. Jennifer Mathew: He went from being a happy normal kid, do not being able to walk, talk, or eat and having after 130 seizures a day. Jessica Vorpahl: It terrified absolutely horrify to watch this little buddy ceasing away 24 hours a day, and there is completely helpless. Jennifer Mathew: When Kendall underwent life saving brain surgery, now he is making improvements everyday and he is also getting a special kind of physical therapy. Today Kendall practices standing talk when he works his muscles correctly his favorite movie stays on when he doesn't it turns off. Dr. Jeffry Bolek: Make sure they can concentrate on what they are doing with their body, because all they have to do is remember I need to use my muscles to after a very video. Jennifer Mathew: The program combines the use of up to 12 different muscle groups at once. About 85% of kids who don't improve with standard physical therapy do with this. Dr. Jeffry Bolek: We have children that were able to go from being in a wheel chair to be able to walk. Jennifer Mathew: Since his surgery Kendall hasn't had a single seizure and it's ready to get back to being a normal kid, this is Jennifer Mathew's reporting.