18 Nov 2014

Maggie Haertsch

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:09 pm on 18 November 2014

With the stroke of a wand, and a lot of hard work, a new therapy is helping kids with a mild form of cerebral palsy called hemiplegia. These children have paralysis on one side of their bodies. The innovative therapy uses magic, like slight-of-hand card tricks, to develop hand and arm strength. The Amazing Magic Club is a programme with the Arts Health Institute, in New South Wales. We talk to the woman who started the magic therapy, Maggie Haertsch.