Client Bios

Luigi G.

Client Name: Luigi G.

Hometown: Rye, NY

Injury/Diagnosis Date: 01/05/08

Injury/Diagnosis: C4-5

Start Date: 11/11/08

Before Luigi’s skiing accident in January 2008, he was busy as a jewelry broker, traveling to Italy and bringing back pieces for his clients to see. He was involved in many sports, including cycling, golf and scuba in addition to skiing.

Now, his free time is spent on exercising and working out, hoping for more recovery. He has seen improvements, but they are slight. Luigi knows making gains will take a long time, but he is doing what he can. His wife and three children, ages 19, 17 and 7, are his support system and keep him focused on what’s important. He’s still working in the jewelry field, but has fewer accounts and travels less than he did before his injury. Luigi recently began driving himself to Push to Walk in his new fully modified van.

Luigi’s workouts at Push to Walk have given him more stability, balance and upper body strength. He’d like to learn to swim so he can add that to his routine. He participated in a Robotics study at Burke Rehab Hospital in White Plains, NY with the occupational therapy department.

Even though working and exercising are his main priorities, Luigi enjoys going to restaurants and the movies and traveling into New York City.

Recently, Luigi spent three weeks in Badharing, Austria where he spent three hours a day doing physical and occupational therapy.

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