Quadriplegic walks again, thanks doctor for saving his life

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A local man who was told he would never walk again after a horrific car crash, is not only walking again – he’s teaching Tai Chi. He just met his doctor to thank him for the first time.

It was 25 years ago when Joe Pinella was towing a trailer just outside of Flagstaff when the trailer hitch broke, smashed into his truck, and pushed
him off a cliff. Joe fell 200 feet down a ravine and landed on his head.



Once-paralyzed Oro Valley man now teaches tai chi


Joe Pinella, center, teaches his “healing movement Qi Gong and Tai Chi” class to participants at SaddleBrooke One, 64500 E. Saddlebrooke Blvd., on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, near Oro Valley, Ariz. Pinella, 66, is now out of a wheelchair after an accident 25 years ago left him quadriplegic….

Read the Full Article in the Arizona Daily Star



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Listen to Joe about the Healing Movements System


With these slow and deliberate motions, anyone… at any age… can have a great low impact, effective workout… while increasing stamina, endurance and overall energy. Joe Pinella’s Healing Movements System has helped hundreds of people regain an active lifestyle by increasing their range of motion, eliminating arthritis pain and improving balance.



Listen to Joe’s interview on the radio show Corporate Talk with Charlie and Eva

Corporate-talk-493-300x141Joe Pinella has studied and practiced the ancient Chinese healing arts of Qigong and Tai Chi Kung for over fifty years. The real test of his experience came in 1991 when he broke his neck and back in a horrific auto accident in Flagstaff Arizona, that left him quadriplegic. Using these arts he was able to overcome severe disabilities and regain the use of his body, with no pain and no limitations. Desire… Determination… and Dedication, coupled with these arts, gave him back his life! He now uses his personal healing experience to empower others to rehabilitate and recover their health and live a better quality of life using his “Healing Movements System”.



Healthy Talk: Tai Chi Kung: Exercises for Reducing Chronic Pain


The most common forms of chronic pain are headaches and joint pain like arthritis. Chronic pain is usually the result of an injury or trauma, but it can also be from an autoimmune disease or infection.

How can you reduce chronic pain with Tai Chi Kung exercises?

Creator of Healing Movement Systems, Joe Pinella, joins Dr. Mike and shares what exercises you can be doing to reduce your chronic pain.

Link to article: http://radiomd.com/show/healthy-talk/item/26084-exercises-for-reducing-chronic-pain