10 March 2018 – 18 months since my accident

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Well it’s been an incredible 6 months.  Tom Ware from Neurophysics has been flying down from the Gold Coast every 4 weeks.  We have been working hard and Tom is an amazing support to me.  He sets the training schedule for me for the next 4 weeks and we speak on the phone regularly.

I have been able to make many new connections within my body.  So far I have regained many muscles and tendons, but I will need to work on them to increase my strength.  I now have activation of my triceps, hand, some fingers, back, chest, stomach, lats, glutes, hip flexors, quads, hamstrings, abductors, achilles and I can breathe normally. I also have some sensation returning, but this will take time to develop.

I was very grateful to receive a training scholarship at The Next Step spinal cord injury recovery centre in Epping.  I have been training with them a couple of days a week and have seen the my body getting stronger. My balance and standing has improved immensely and the connections and reflexes in my body have also improved a lot.

Author: Hayden Marshall - one nerve at a time

My journey of recovery from a spinal cord injury

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