Our Hero and Inspiration, Tom
It’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month. In honor of this month, we proudly share Tom’s story. Although currently there is no cure for Parkinson’s, patients have successfully slowed down the effects and the toll it takes on the human body. This story serves as an inspiration to those affected by Parkinson’s as well as our team.
Tom was diagnosed with Parkinson's seven years ago. In 2016, he discovered that an exercise plan could help slow down this progressive illness. Before contacting Reneu, his ability to do what he loves most, traveling with his wife was severely inhibited. Two years after working with Reneu, he successfully climbed up and down 170 flights of stairs in Serbia. Here is his open letter. He inspires us with his determination and ability. It’s proof that an individual can truly continue to live an amazing life despite a Parkinson’s diagnosis.
February 28, 2019
RE: Reneu Health
If you have Parkinson’s you go to the doctor, you go to the gym, you go to the seminars, you read the material and you test drive support groups. I did all that for seven years and a good friend convinced me to work with a professional that would get to know me and understand what I needed in my exercise routine. That professional was a team member of Reneu health. She has changed my life, the progression of the disease and my understanding of the physical process my body is going through. One hour a week and my therapist is in my head the entire week. She knows when to push and when to explain. She pulls from her training, her experience with other clients and we have been working together almost two years.Balance was a big problem and fear. My wife and I travel a fair amount and this past year I was in a position I had to climb 170 steps, with no handrail, to Tito’s tomb in Serbia. Would have impossible two years ago. 170 steps up and 170 steps down. No problem. We modified and customized my stretches to fit back and arthritis problems. I have my own set of stretches, with me as the star, on my I pad that I travel with. Our sessions are not easy and not without pain. I do not pretend I always look forward to them. But I miss them when we are out of town! I have no doubt their concern is genuine. My results (improvements) have been real. Exercise is so important, and the right exercise is equally important. I do not kid myself. Parkinson’s is a progressive disease and I still hope for a cure. Until one is found Mica Gaila, Chris Corpuz and Reneu Health are a permanent part of my life.
With great respect for the business and team Chris has built,
We are a team of experienced clinical kinesiologists who specialize in preventive and rehabilitative exercise for seniors. We believe that aging is part of a beautiful journey and everyone deserves to live their best life. We understand that as our bodies get older, it doesn’t function the same. As some see this as a limitation, we see it as an opportunity. With the right mindset, knowledge, tools and support we help improve quality of life, slow the progression of certain conditions and help you take control of your health.
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