Thursday, August 29, 2019

Video Update: Working with the LifeGlider

The LifeGlider
The latest addition to my PT line-up: the LifeGlider.  I was excited to try out this new type of walker, and hope that it will help in the retraining process as my brain and body continue to reconnect.  The LifeGlider is designed to realign the center of your balance as you walk.  The first half of this video was taken in July, going slightly downhill on a smooth surface; the second half in August, on a carpeted, level surface.  Here, as you can see in the video, I'm focusing on walking backward. 

Forward videos to come soon.  For now, I think it's encouraging to see the improvement over time.  In the spirit of Psalm 126:3: "The LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad."  As always, thank you to everyone who has rendered support and been a part of the larger path forward!

Friday, August 16, 2019

Video Update: Rowing Machine

My latest video update comes from May 2019: working unassisted at the rowing machine!  It isn't perfect form yet, but I've come a long way since not being able to move the weight without help.  I also have a new therapy device that I'm trying for walking and adaptive exercises.  Video of that soon to come. 

Friday, August 9, 2019

Cheering for Ben

I’m a Yalie, but Ben Abercrombie is a Harvard man worth supporting.  He is returning to Harvard two years after sustaining a severe spinal cord injury, and is still working hard on his recovery in the meantime.  Please keep Ben and his family in your thoughts and prayers as he goes back to school this fall.