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Dwayne’s Journey: Bilateral Below Knee Amputation

Dwayne’s Journey: Bilateral Below Knee Amputation

Dwayne has been attending SWSM regularly and is committed to achieving his health and wellbeing goals. With the assistance of Dinora, our Exercise Physiologist, Dwayne is continuing to improve his mobility, fitness, health, and strength work via 1:1 gym and pool-based exercise programs.

Dwayne had both legs replaced with prosthetic limbs at the age of 11. Adapting to life with a disability is never easy, however, Dwayne has given himself the best opportunity in life to help himself cope with limitations, overcome challenges, and build a rewarding life. Dwayne now holds multiple world records for tower stair climbs, having competed in 9 international stair climb marathons. It is his determination and perseverance that have seen Dwayne succeed with his exercise goals.

 

Dwayne’s exercise sessions combine a combination of both resistance training and aerobic-based exercises including; cycling, walking, and swimming. Sessions focus on a variety of tasks such as flexibility, balance and proprioception training, postural awareness, to global strength and functional training.

Working together with Dinora, he has demonstrated the incredible capability of a person with disabilities during the exercise sessions. He has also made her think ‘outside the box approach to exercise programming in the gym and pool which has made each session challenging, rewarding and memorable.

The Sydney West Sports Medicine team includes a range of the best Medical and Allied Health professionals across Australia. The clinic incorporates a full suite of consulting disciplines to meet the specific and diverse range of medical and broader healthcare needs of Western Sydney’s current and future populations.

Sydney West Sports Medicine prides itself on ensuring that our team is of exceptional standard and has the knowledge and expertise required for working in the best multi-disciplinary models of care and recognised schemes including, the National Disability Insurance Scheme. If you would like to speak to someone about how our services can assist you, on your journey please call our clinic on 9851 5959.