Once upon a time in a field filled with barrels of hay far, far away were lots of scarecrows soon to be made. Some would be made to be hung in front of homes greeting trick or treaters and others would be decorated to hang on lampposts in a small town called Wilton. Some scarecrows would be wearing sport jerseys or be dressed up as minions while others would be sitting on a physioball demonstrating core strengthening exercises. One day, in a tiny physical therapy office called Dynamic Edge Physiotherapy tucked in a cozy little brick building off of route 7 in Wilton, news broke that it was that time of the year again. It was Wilton’s annual scarecrow fest! Soon after, some of the team, and even some patients, were coming up with ideas on how to decorate their soon-to-be scarecrow and what his/her name would be. Giovanni, Steve, Cornelia were some names that came to mind, but then the name Annabelle had a nice ring to it. Do we tie a band around the ankles to demonstrate a leg exercise? No, too simple. Throw some dumbbells in his/her hands? No, it would weigh the scarecrow down. But then, a patient said “have the scarecrow sitting on an exercise ball!” Eyebrows were raised and Annabelle was on her way.
The barrel of hay was picked up along with the scarecrow itself from Michaels Craft store. As she was being turned into a “core strengthening exercise” scarecrow and getting ready for the rest of Wilton to see her on display, Dynamic Edge was able to learn a little bit about her.