Client Name: Quaid M.
Hometown: Warren, NJ
Injury/Diagnosis Date: 9/13/13
Injury/Diagnosis: C5-C6 Spinal Cord Injury
Start Date: 3/11/2015
Quaid sustained a C5-C6 Spinal Cord Injury on September 13th, 2013 when he was riding a quad through a trail in Pennsylvania. As he approached something in the way of the trail and tried to dodge it by swerving, the quad flipped and was wrecked, leaving Quaid paralyzed. After a conversation with a friend regarding our facility, Quaid became interested and decided to give Push to Walk a try.
During his workouts Quaid focuses on standing for a half hour before working on sitting strength and balance. “Left arm strengthening and right arm range-of-motion are two of the main focuses during Quaid’s workouts as well as various shoulder exercises to correct his shoulder imbalance.” – says Tiffany Warren, Push to Walk Program Director and Trainer. Quaid says his workouts vary often, whether he is working on leg presses one day or upper body strength the next, he is constantly challenging and strengthening his muscles during his sessions.
Quaid says working out at Push to Walk has helped him to become stronger in daily tasks and activities, while building overall strength. He says he continues to make improvements every workout and simply states, “I have nothing but good things to say… I’m happy here.” Quaid points out several benefits of coming to Push to Walk, mainly being a way to get out of the house and interact with others. In the bigger picture, he sees coming to Push to Walk as a way to make his everyday life a bit easier.
Quaid mentions that traditional rehab centers have told him they can’t do anything more for him after a certain point in his therapy. When comparing traditional rehab to his workouts at Push to Walk, he says Push to Walk will try many options, often focusing on trial and error with clients, and always creating new workouts. When not at Push to Walk, Quaid continues to work on his standing abilities on his at-home standing frame once to twice per week. He also enjoys spending his free time hanging out with friends.