Carl, Y

“In 2002, I was in a severe car accident. There were a multitude of injuries but the most severe were both arms broken, my pelvis was shattered, a few ribs were broken and my shoulder was broken and dislocated. On top of all that, I had a paralyzed rightside; otherwise known as a hemiplegia. I went to CHEO and my stay was three months. I went through 9 years of grueling physiotherapy and ruthless treatment after treatment to regain the ability to live a somewhat normal life. I was in constant pain and after 9 years of working with the same two physio’s, I decided that it was time to give personal training a shot. I started 2 / week but after a month escalated to 3 /week. I started eating right, seeing Pat regularly, listening to exactly what he says and I’ve never looked back. My stamina has increased, my gait has improved significantly, and the pain is absolutely no more. I was 70% of my pre-accident capacity before I started working with Pat and after 1 short year and all the hoops I had to jump through, I am at 90-95% of my pre-accident ability. Pat has significantly changed my life in ways which 10 years ago I could only dream of. I owe Pat and Marissa a debt which can never be repaid. Pat has since become one of the most important aspects of my life. Without his constant encouragement, knowledge and humour, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Thanks Pat!”