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One of my favorite quotes is from the 2019 satire
Jojo Rabbit, starring Roman Griffin Davis as the
young title character. Toward the end of the film,
a world-weary Jojo tries to give himself a pep talk: “Jojo
Betzler. Ten-and-a-half years old. Today, just do what
Progress is often like that. It’s not an explosive
gallop. It’s more like a walk, a laborious one. Through
maple syrup, on some days. Or hardening concrete.
But slow progress is progress, and in Complex
Rehab Technology (CRT), steady and consistent
adherence to a positioning plan, for example, can work wonders one day at
a time. Check out our story on custom-molded seating (page 26). I’d always
considered custom-molded seating to be a last resort for clients with the
most complex postures… but the interviewees for this story completely
changed my mind. I now know that custom seating isn’t a desperation
move; it’s an option that can open up new possibilities for progress for both
client and caregivers. I dare you to read those interviews without getting
enthusiastic about custom seating.
And sometimes in the midst of steady, determined movement forward,
you’ll get what feels like a bolt from the blue. In a single memorable week in
July, CRT notched a pair of Featuring U.S. Rehab, United Spinal, and Brandeis University.