Soccer Rehab with Joe Bartolomeo

How boring is the gym? How boring is Physiotherapy?

Many people who come through our doors have stories of attending a gym or physiotherapy sessions elsewhere. Unfortunately these are not always positive stories. At our Neurological Rehabilitation Centre we know that our clients are here to train, to get stronger, to get healthier and to fulfill their rehab goals. This would be extremely difficult if we asked them to do the same exercises each session. Just like when you are at the gym, you need to keep changing your routine so that you stay stimulated to continue and see a change in your body. This is why our therapists are always thinking of new and fun exercises. We are fortunate to have some of the most advanced robotic technology for our clients, however; we find it important to also incorporate other forms of exercise into each client’s individual routine.

In today’s blog I have attached a video of one of our regular clients Joe Bartolomeo. Joe has

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Amazing action shot! (and he scored)

always been involved in playing, watching and even coaching soccer so we have tried to adapt this into his therapy. After suffering a stroke in 2009, Joe has hemiplegia (one side of his body is paralyzed). With the help of his family and many hours of therapy, Joe continues to regain the strength of his limbs. To keep things exciting for him, we have included his favorite sport, soccer, into his therapy. Take a look…

Michelle Wolfe, RMT

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