The CORE Team recently welcomed Stewart ‘Stew’ B. (SCI C3-4) all the way from Ontario, Canada! Canada can be a little chilly this time of year and Stew and his wife Natalie were seeking a little dose of sunshine along with his recovery program! Stew is a client at Walk It Off SCI Recovery and Wellness Centre, which is owned and operated by Heather and Kevin Mills, who also just so happen to be our dear friends and former clients. Walk It Off is the first facility in Ontario and provides services to those with spinal cord injuries. They recently celebrated their one year anniversary and were featured on the OWN Network in Canada! We are so proud of them!
We are also incredibly proud of all of the hard work Stew has put in while here at CORE. In only three weeks, the CORE team has seen Stew’s gait and balance improve. We tackled these areas by using the Lite Gait Body Weight Support System, the RT 300 Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) bike and using some of Malerie MacGyver’s moves where she put Stew on the upside down BOSU ball to really challenge his balance. Stew’s wife Natalie has personally requested that he learn some dance moves, so in between core work and some upper body ergometer sessions we might try to squeeze in a line dance tutorial, because we all know how much Stew LOVES our southern country music, ya’ll! (NOTTTT!) Stew will be heading back to Canada and Walk It Off soon, but the CORE family will all be cheering him on and following his progress on his “Big Guy” Miracle Facebook page.
For more information on CORE’s activity based neurorecovery program, please visit www.coreflorida.com or call 321-418-3050.