Archive | December, 2012

Holiday

30 Dec

I am on a break from my physical therapy classes until the new year. It’s only been about 2 weeks, and already I can feel myself losing ground. It will be good to get back to work!

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Hand bike training

14 Dec

Another day training with coach Steven Burke. I rode three km, two miles, during my training session. I have been dreaming of hand cycling for over a year, since early after my accident. Finally it is coming to fruition.

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riding the hand cycle

14 Dec

Another short clip of me riding the hand cycle, which is a Top End Force R Quad Elite, worth over 4000 dollars.

Rooting for a medical miracle!

8 Dec

Awesome, Ceara et al. It is so fabulous to see your dad on FB looking amazingly well. Too true that an expedition outside of the Foothills with fresh air and sunshine will add to his healing. Sunscreen may be required tomorrow – gonna be a hot one : )

Guitar

8 Dec

I want to hear you play my guitar…! Even poorly..

Thinking of you…a lot…

Your sometimes friend 

Martin

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Breakthrough

8 Dec

This is a real break breakthrough : it is my muscles that are pushing the pedals on the bike. A sophisticated control system stimulates my leg muscles so that they can push the pedals. After a few months of regular usage of this device, my leg muscles should recover some of their strength. As well my cardiovascular health will improve.

This is the first FES bike in Calgary. I am doing my best to promote awareness of this technology to help all quadriplegics and paraplegics. A huge thank you to all of the generous people that helped make this a reality! !

A gift?

8 Dec

Stacey Kramer: The best gift I ever survived #TED : http://on.ted.com/g87c

I could say the same thing about spinal cord injury.