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Calgary Clinic Highlights Struggles and Triumphs of Spinal Cord Injury Victims

Posted in: Blog // Written on behalf of Cuming & Gillespie
April 10, 2017

We here in Calgary are fortunate to live in one of the safest cities in the world. Of course, accidents happen, but we’re also fortunate in that most injuries from accidents are relatively minor—scrapes and bruises that heal in days or a week or two and don’t have a significant impact on our daily lives.

Then there are more serious injuries like broken bones, torn ligaments, and other trauma that might have us laid up for a few weeks. Things that require us to spend a fair amount of time with our doctor(s) and other Calgary medical professionals, some even requiring a surgical fix and many requiring months or longer in physical therapy. Dealing with this kind of injury—which we see all too frequently in our personal injury law practice—can mean a major change in lifestyle and capabilities for quite awhile, even permanently in the most extreme cases.

There’s no denying the real and substantial impact of these types of injuries on people’s daily lives and overall life. Yet the effects of even these injuries tend to pale when compared to brain and spinal cord injuries, which can affect not only the injured area but the entire body in ways that are extraordinarily debilitating. One clinic/gym in Calgary specializing in helping those with spinal cord injuries is bringing attention and much-needed assistance to the unique and often severe movement and health difficulties this group of Calgarians can experience.

New Technologies, New Approaches to Serve Calgary Spine Injury Sufferers

Every accident and every injury is unique, and no one—especially not someone with an injured spine—should begin any exercise regimen without the express approval of their doctor or medical team. That being said, many spine injury victims show tremendous determination and achieve tremendous results when they apply themselves to exercises designed to improve their capabilities, flexibility, and strength.

At an open house event late last month, a Calgary clinic and gym showcased its new approach to helping those with spine injuries regain some of what they lost in their accidents. This includes technology unavailable elsewhere in Canada, and specific exercises and approaches designed with spinal cord injuries specifically in mind. One regular visitor claims to have made more progress in the six months he’s been working out at this clinic than in the six years since a neck injury drastically reduced his strength and motor function.

As one of the founding donors of the Foothills Hospital Brain Injury Patient Experience Program, Cuming & Gillespie has long been a dedicated advocate of the unique struggles facing brain and spinal cord injury victims, and we’re thrilled that another Calgary organization is here to help.

Calgary Spinal Cord Injury Victims Deserve Legal Assistance, Too

If you or a family member has suffered a serious spinal cord injury, chances are you’re facing more than a medical battle. When the injury occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence, there’s a legal battle, too. For a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable, compassionate Calgary personal injury lawyer, please contact our office today.

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