On March 10 2019, Mark was involved in a 40km/hr push bike accident, which resulted in a T12 and L1 burst fracture, an incomplete spinal cord injury, along with a fracture of his scapula and distal radius. Mark underwent an immediate posterior stabilisation of T9-L2. He became a patient at Restore Function Physiotherapy in September 2019, initially seeking Physiotherapy Services and NDIS Support Co-ordination. Our relationships with other medical experts and allied health professionals have helped ensure holistic care and management of Mark’s complex injuries.
Our entire Restore team has had to pleasure to contribute to Mark’s incredible rehabilitation journey. Miranda has provided the spinal musculoskeletal expertise to assist pre and post fixation removal, while Fiona has challenged his spinal mobility and motor control during Clinical Equipment Exercise sessions (Clinical Pilates). Sabina and Karen have provided the Neurological Physiotherapy knowledge and finesse allowing Mark to achieve his goals, maximise his recovery and most importantly ‘seek pure movement’.
“Since September 2019, Restore Function Physiotherapy has provided by far the most influence on my recovery. Blending treatment time across remedying (or containing) ailments and the targeted extension of my endurance, power and technique, Miranda and her team have helped me progress towards my recovery potential. In August 2020, I commenced working with a new team member, Karen, for 1 of my 3-4 weekly sessions, and she has engaged me with the mantra – “seeking pure movement”.
Karen is assessing, then focussing my capabilities and techniques. She is helping me retrain myself where there is scope and need for improvement. As my body developed then refined its basic functional movements, it found ways to get the job done. That platform enabled me to gain sufficient strength and awareness to be challenged to purify my movements; to retrain the right muscle engagements via focussed technique. This is not easy, but it is important activity to extend my recovery closer to my potential, and to protect those gains for the longer term.
To seek pure movement in my recovery, I need to position my body correctly. I need to identify the right areas of focus and target that specific muscle, that specific technique. I need external expertise to stimulate and support my development. And over time, with effort, I know that pure movement will help me to blossom to even better outcomes.”