Sue, an experienced climber and runner, suffered a compressed vertebra in her neck while climbing. The pain was intense and surprising –seeming to come on quick and without obvious incident.
“It was so surprising to be so healthy and to have accomplished so much, and suddenly [there was] this incapacitating pain.”
Sue was told she would never run or climb again. But her physiotherapist was more interested in what she would be able to do and helped Sue shift her focus to the possible.
Soon Sue returned to work, her sleep improved, and she was back to being a mom. She gradually started climbing again. These days, with the help of her physiotherapist, Sue is focused on cycling.