Renew Movement Blog


Recovering from a Cycling Accident

March 14, 2022

“Several years ago I injured my shoulder in a cycling accident and as a result, I lost a lot of mobility in one arm. I was also starting to experience more issues such as forearm and back pain that I thought I would just have to live with as a result of my accident. Although I knew that I would likely never regain full movement, I came to Renew wondering if maybe some bodywork around the injury area might loosen up some of the frozen muscles and tendons and help me increase my range of motion by a few degrees.

I am so glad I did! The team is so passionate about what they do–all the coaches are diligent about understanding my situation and working within my abilities. I have no doubt that the movement required to do some of the bodywork has increased the strength in my arm, and I am much more flexible in general. Everyone I’ve worked with has been so generous in passing along knowledge and tips for self-help, and Kim, my primary coach, even took the time to introduce me to a new, virtual PT clinic designed for people with injuries like mine. Without her, I would never have added another valuable asset to my health routine–and guess what, my range of motion HAS improved!

I would like to add that I am so grateful to Kim for her generosity and knowledge. I came to Renew for a shoulder problem, but she has taught me how it actually impacts the rest of my body, not just my arm, and in addition, she explained how my desk job was adding to the pain and fatigue in my upper body. She has given me tips and exercises to offset impacts from my job, and in our weekly sessions concentrates on other problem areas than just my shoulder, to the point that my back and arm pain has almost vanished! THANK YOU, Kim, Ashley, and the team!”

~ Susie

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