Client Spotlight: KENNY ALLGEYER

We love that our out-of-state clients keep coming back for more Activity-Based Training! Kenny is one of them, he travels down from Missouri and works hard every visit. His sense of humor and dedication to his wellness and recovery is something to be admired. We asked him a few questions and this is what he had to say…

Take us through an average day in your life before your injury? 

A typical day before my injury started with me heading off to work as an electrician. I really enjoyed my job. After work I always looked forward to picking up my little boy from daycare & spending time with him. Playing outside in the yard, or driving our side by side around was our thing to do before my wife got home. We had a typical life, a life I never knew I’d miss so much.

How did the injury occur?

My injury occurred on December 22, 2016. I experienced severe back pain, thinking it was just a muscle spasm I continued with my day. Eventually the pain got so bad I decided to go to the hospital. By the time I got there, I had started to lose feeling in my legs & could no longer walk. I was still thinking it was a minor thing, maybe a pinched nerve. I very quickly realized it was more severe, a blood vessel had ruptured in my back, causing a pool of blood to put pressure on my spine. I never imagined something that was caught so quickly would cause so much damage.

How did you find NextStep Orlando?

I found NextStep after talking to Melisssa Young on a Facebook support group and her telling me about nextstep. After making a site visit I was amazed with the kind of therapy they had to offer and decided to make a trip for a extended period for therapy.

Do you have any goals?

My goals are to stay active and health and regain as much back as impossible can.

What is your advise to someone who hasn't tried ABT?

My advice to someone that hasn’t tried activity based training would be to try it and you will love the different kind of therapy they offer and how it makes you feel.

What motivates you?

My wife and my son inspire me everyday to push myself and give it my all and to try to regain function back and to live the most normal life I possibly can.