Joe’s Story- Living with the neurological condition Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia is a neurological disorder that can cause cognitive difficulties and eventually lead to diminished overall health. This is something that Joe A. faces every day. Living with this condition takes a toll not only cognitively but also muscularly. Joe dedicates two days a week for his therapy, each session being anywhere from one to two hours. Just like being in the military, Joe always fights to push through his limitations while exercising at Beyond the Chair. Joe is continuously working to get better and is determined to meet each and every goal set.

Joe currently has difficulty with his balance and strength, as well as standing all the way upright. When Joe comes into Beyond the Chair he works on those areas and weight bearing on his lower extremities. During training, the Neruo-Fitness Specialists like to focus on exercises that will incorporate more than one muscle group. The EasyStand  is definitely a machine that does exactly that. When Joe is using the Glider he is engaging muscles in different areas of his body at a time and is getting weight bearing in his lower extremities. The Glider not only provides Joe with the weight bearing he needs but also helps with strengthening his upper extremities as well. The constant pushing and pulling works Joe’s arms as well as his core which helps a lot with his balance. This motion tends to make Joe lean to the sides, which forces him to activate his core in order to stay midline and perform the exercise correctly. The EasyStand Glider works the majority of Joe’s body and also helps with his cardiovascular system.

Overall, the EasyStand Glider is beneficial in many ways for our clients here at Beyond the Chair. The Glider increases overall health for each client by targeting all areas of the body, from the core to the upper and lower extremities. The EasyStand Glider is definitely a major factor in every client’s workout here at Beyond the Chair.

About Austen

My name is Austen Burns, Digital Marketing Consultant at Moorings Mediquip and I will be uploading blogs and news for you to read. I have a disability called Cerebral Palsy (CP). This affects my movement and co-ordination and as a result use a walking frame or mobility scooter to get around. I have a Degree in Computing & a Masters in Marketing, in my spare time I have always been involved in disability sports, competing in both disability swimming and equestrian at international level. My main focus has been on Equestrian where I am currently on the Irish Para dressage team. Despite having had success internationally I am yet to make a Paralympic team and with Tokyo 2020 coming closer it would be a dream to make this happen. As a consultant for Moorings Mediquip I hope to write fresh online content, information and debate within the disability and health fields, as well as work on many new digital marketing initiatives throughout 2017.