His hands grip the bar. His head hangs down. But on the count of three, you can see his legs tense and start to push his body up.
For most of us, standing up is a simple process we do without thinking. For Deane, it is something he is having to relearn, to reteach his muscles to take his weight, to restrengthen the muscles so that they can push him up to a standing position.
It is incredibly hard work. After some stretches to maintain his flexibility, Deane’s daily physio consists of standing up, maintaing that position while the turner is pivoted and then sitting down, over and over again, as many times as he can. Everyday he is expected to do more than the day before.
I like to think I push myself when I work out but watching Deane is humbling. I’ve never worked as hard Deane does everyday.