As promised earlier this week, I put together a short video of Ryan working out on the new Restorative Therapies equipment. I was excited before he started this therapy, but seeing it in action makes me even more. Here’s the thing too, Ryan is just starting. What you are about to see is minimal compared to where I expect him to be in just a month or two.
Ryan is ideally suited for this therapy. The main reason is that he has been doing a passively similar motion for over a year now on the ActivCycle (we are on our third unit now, burning out two motors). Ryan has also maintained his muscle mass, which is rarely seen with people in his condition. Through it all, he remained strong. I have no intention of stopping the ActivCycle either. My plan is to use it every other day (following the RT-300 FES day) when his muscles are repairing and building. It will be particularly useful is reducing the wear on the RT-300. Up until now, Ryan spent at least twelve hours a week getting this passive exercise.
As for the company, Restorative Therapies, they have been equally as wonderful as their product. Still, I’m reserving my final assessment until I see if they will supply us with a pulse oximeter, as they said the CEO indicated during the initial demonstration. Still, I have no reason to believe they won’t deliver on my expectations. I just hope I don’t need to keep asking.
Okay, so here is what you’re waiting for… the video.
I’ve uploaded this to the website’s Video page as well. I do this with almost all the videos I post.
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