Life in the slow lane

Elizabeth Quinn

The pace of return to activity after an accident or injury is dictated by more than just physical limitations. Here are seven secrets to help you get back up to speed, shared by someone who recovered from a broken neck after a high-speed car crash.

For anyone who has suffered a serious accident or workplace injury, the return to ‘normal’ life is the goal that drives them throughout their rehabilitation. Every small step is a milestone, and morale continues to grow as long as the journey towards good health continues apace. For most, however, that journey is a series of fits and starts: a huge leap one week may be followed by stalled progress the next, and expectations may need ...

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Published 31 October, 2010 | Updated 17 November, 2020