Joe has started going to a gym in Pleasanton called SCI-FIT (Spinal Cord Injury-Fitness Integrated Therapy). It is a great complement to his PT at Kaiser. Today was our second day and they had him on a treadmill with a harness. This allowed him to take his first steps with cues from the trainer. It was hard for him to coordinate his movements but he was able to lock out one leg and pull the other through with cueing. The focus of this gym is strength building as well as movement. We have seen good results mentally and physically. I can even get a bike ride in myself while Joe is working out. This is the best of both worlds.
We are looking at March 8 for implantation of the balofen pump and then a week at Kaiser rehab in Vallejo. After that it will be out patient at Kaiser, acupuncture, and two days a week at SCI FIT. Our week is full and we love it. Spring is in the air and our hopes our high.