When Molly met Nic
When Molly first attended her exercise physiology sessions, she had minimal knee flexion, she was a high falls risk, and was quite deconditioned simply due to her treatment that she had. She was unable to get through a full day at school and built up to being able to manage daily routines.
Molly would never complain; she would always do what was asked of her and utilised Nic's centre as a safe space with no family allowed in to watch her (at her request) which everyone happily obeyed.
Nic and her team didn’t only work on Molly’s knee flexion, they built her up in other ways. The goal was to not just focus on the knee, but to give Molly a space where she felt safe and included and could be a part of the friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Molly’s surgeon told her she would only get 70 degrees of knee flexion, after working with Nic for 18 months, Molly then had over 110 degrees and impressed everyone. Although Nic was Molly’s main AEP, she became a friend to everyone in the centre and before the COVID-19 shutdowns, she started working with more of the staff.
Despite not being able to play, Molly is still involved in coaching basketball and netball.
Molly says, “Exercise and sport has helped me so much mentally. Being involved in sport has always been a part of my life and I coach because I can’t play.”