Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dan's Therapy Updates ... April 2009

Just wanted to add some of the latest therapy news for Dan...

Dan is working with a personal trainer at our local gym (Gold's Gym). The trainer's name is Dave de Hoyos and he has been a great help to Dan. Dan goes to the gym three days a week, and works out for about 4 hours. Dave provides him with guidance on what to work on, as well as nutritional advice.

Dan has been drinking some fresh vegetable drinks in addition to some fruit smoothies and protein drinks. The veggie drink consists of water, spinach, lettuce, beets, kale, parsley, sprouts, carrots - sweetened with a little acai berry juice, agava nectar, strawberries and blueberries (and flaxseed).

This is Dan arriving at Gold's Gym for a therapy workout...!


Dan with his trainer - Dave... Dan really likes Dave - he pushes him to do more all the time! We would love to get an update from Dave on his perspective of Dan's progress...



Dan doing some push up exercises...


Some pulling type exercises...


Focus Dan!


Another serious workout shot!



Now there's that smile we have come to know and love... go Dan!





Some new "shoes" -- they are called Five Fingers and they allow Dan to have better propioception (feeling where he is in space) and also with using his muscles to balance him better. Kind of a challenge to get on, but he is wearing them diligently!


Thanks Dave - we appreciate all you are doing for Dan...

12 comments:

Deb said...

you are both amazing.

Ruth Ann Harrison said...

Way to go Dan. Love those shoes. They are stylin". You need to add wheat grass to your green drink!! Just ask Kerri. I am excited you are working with nutrition and exercise!! you rock!!

Chris and Emily said...

Hey big brother! You look totally BUFF!!! Keep up it! Thanks for the updates LaNae, we love you guys! Chris, Emily, Payton, Cole, Brody

fitman456 said...

I am so impressed and feel great for both of you. Your recovery is really amazing. Dave Dehoyos is one of my best friends. We both lost contact for many years( 15). I hope you can send my email (fitman456@gmail.com) to him . I really want to have his reply as soon as possible.Thank you so much.
Derek Man in Hong Kong

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Key Fam said...

Hi there! Looks like Dan is doing great! Keep up the good work, the faith and all the fun and adventures too! (This is Kristen Lakeman Key, Heather's friend from Logan a LOOONNNG time ago...please tell her I say hi!)

Nicholas Paul said...

I found your blog while searching for brainstem info. My son, Nicholas, also has a brain injury and I am always looking for new and different methods of treatment. See our blog for more...Where did you get that bike? Nick would love it.

linda said...

Hi Dan,
I am a brain injury survivor, and I just want to send you lots of positive energy to keep up your hard work. Persistence and determination go a long way! Great tricycle too! I have a very similar bike. I got it from the bicycle man in alfred station, ny. They are really fun.
Never, never give up!
Sincerely,
Linda

linda said...

hi

linda said...

Hi Dan,
I am also a brain injury survivor. Perseverance and determination go a long way! You are such an inspiration to others recovering from tbi. It is wonderful that you are sharing your experiences as you recover. Never give up! Rely on the love and support of family and friends to get you through the tough times. You can do it!
Linda
Love your trike! It looks alot like the one I have.

Daniel P. Maughan said...

Linda, thanks for your positive comments. I clicked on your name and got this...
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Sabbir said...

i met with dan today at my work. he is full of energy & have a great smile. i felt lil bad abt his struggling life but he is way better than any other disable person. He can smile, blessed with an amazing family, generous and active. May GOD bless you and i wish you live 100 years.

Sabbir