Man with paraplegia lying on a mat using weights to exercise

Terrell, T10 spinal cord injury

Terrell suffered a thoracic spinal cord injury, leaving him paraplegic. He uses a wheelchair, but is able to get out of the chair to exercise at the Community Fitness and Wellness gym at Frazier Rehab Institute. There are several sophisticated pieces of equipment at the gym, but he also uses the hi/lo mat to approximate a bent-over row exercise to strengthen his back. He enjoys the challenge of an obstacle course, which exercises and strengthens his whole body: hips, core, back, arms, and shoulders.