High Fives athlete, Jeff Andrews working on mobility after a C6 burst fracture

The Video

The Workout

Jeff has a rugby tournament in Dallas, Texas. These exercises work as movement and mobility prep to get him ready for the tournament. Mobility helps release muscle tension and ultimately increases the range of motion in joints. When an individual lacks mobility, other areas of the body will compensate. 

The Athlete

Jeff Andrews suffered a C6 burst fracture with associated spinal cord injury and transverse process fractures at the L1, L2, and L3 levels, resulting in quadriplegia at the C5/6 level in a snowboarding accident that occurred at Sugar Bowl Resort in Norden, CA on March 15, 2014. Jeff’s goal is to become as independent as his condition will permit and return to the most

active lifestyle possible. Jeff is currently adjusting to the adversity with an infectious smile and positive attitude.

These workouts are movement prep for the rugby tournament that Jeff has coming up this upcoming weekend.

Chris - Trainer at CR Johnson Healing Center

How do you transfer?! #highfivesathlete @j.andrews83

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The Webisode

The CR Johnson Healing Center is a program service of the High Fives Foundation. The High Fives Foundation provides resources and inspiration to individuals who have suffered life-altering injuries. We want to highlight these individuals inspirational recoveries by filming their workouts in the CR Johnson Healing Center. Our goal is to create an inclusive community that allows others to be inspired. Through these webisodes, others will be able to view the workouts of individuals with life-altering injuries and replicate the exercises at home if wanted.

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