Life is full of challenges, and each of us have to choose how we will handle them. It may be hard to imagine what you would do if faced with a severe injury, but many people react to this type of crisis with courage, grace, and a determination to go on with life.
Chris Waddell was a skier at Middlebury College when he incurred an injury on the slopes that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Waddell went on to join the United States Disabled Ski Team, and after eleven years on the team, became the most decorated Paralympic male skier in history. As if that wasn’t enough, he went on to be the first man with paraplegia to summit Mount Kilimanjaro. In addition to his impressive athletic career, he has also become a successful motivational speaker and named the Dalai Lama’s unsung hero of compassion.
Though our injuries may not be as severe, and our goals may not be set as high, that should not stop us from working hard to overcome difficulties and achieve what we want to achieve. Every day we avoid taking control of that knee pain or lower back pain, and we allow it to decide which activities we can or cannot do. In those instances, we lose and our pain wins.
Take control of your injury today, however big or small, with the help of a physical therapist at Castle Pines Physical Therapy. Our expert staff will guide you on your journey to getting to where you want to be, however grand or simple that destination may be.
Contact us today at 303-805-5156, and schedule a one-on-one evaluation with our highly skilled physical therapist today!!