Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury: How A Young Woman Is Beating The Odds To Walk Again With The Help Of Power Plate
“Look at what I’ve been able to accomplish [with Power Plate]... something I’ve not been able to do by myself in almost a year... standing, unassisted.”
Please watch this video of a young woman who was in a horrific car accident that left her wheelchair bound in August 2020. During her rehabilitation, she started using Power Plate and was able to accomplish something she had not been able to do since her accident – stand up, unassisted.
On August 17th, 2020—as she was driving home from her job as a night nurse—Brianna Seewald became the unfortunate victim of a terrible car accident, at a notoriously dangerous intersection that left her with a fractured neck, six breaks in her back, broken ribs, and bound to a wheelchair. Fortunately, a bystanderwas there to immediately help at the scene of the accident. With his calm composure and kind manner, he was able to assist Brianna and stabilize her neck, preventing further injury and a potential complete severing of the spine, leading to quadroplegia.
After having been placed in a halo brace for nearly 7 months to ensure proper healing of her neck, she was finally able to take it off and begin her path to recovery and rehabilitation, with the goal of being able to one day walk again.
Brianna says: "[Power Plate] helps engage the nerve and muscle ﬁbers that I can’t voluntarily control by myself yet.... And with this cool piece of equipment, look at what I’ve been able to accomplish… Something that I have not been able to do by myself in almost a year, that was standing, unassisted, without holding to anyone or anyone holding onto me…I am squeezing every muscle that I can engage to keep this upright position. The [plate] is vibrating at a high frequency to help me engage and keep upright. It was such a surreal experience being able to do this by myself, such a huge accomplishment”