After a horse riding accident left her paralysed from the chest down, Claire Lomas talks about life after spinal injury and in her efforts towards finding a cure, how important she has found it to still try to stand up as much as possible …
I think you should try to stand as much as possible using a basic standing frame. Weight bearing is good for bone density, and a lot of people never stand because of course, in theory, they can’t.
The danger of losing bone density is that you can end up breaking bones if you fall out of your chair. Standing is also good to help prevent blood pressure problems, it stretches out your back, and psychologically it is beneficial because you get used to the height.
Research is getting closer to some amazing discoveries with spinal injuries, and it’s important to keep your body in good shape so you are able to take advantage of that!
Claire is currently raising money for Spinal Research in her upcoming cycling challenge. For more information visit www.claireschallenge.co.uk .
Proving her point: Claire Lomas lights the Paralymic cauldron at Trafalgar Square
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