Man with spinal cord injury standing in parallel bars at a gym

Tom, C4 incomplete SCI

Tom has a C4 incomplete spinal cord injury. When he first began exercising he had a hard time standing on his own.

After approximately a year of exercising in the Community Fitness and Wellness program at Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky, he was able to stand without assistance. Note, in the video below, that he is standing against resistance–there are elastic bands around his shoulders and connected to dumb bells.