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Reeve Health Minutes

Reeve Foundation videos supporting the health and wellness of the community.

About the series:

The Reeve Health Minute is an ongoing series of actionable tips for individuals living with paralysis to help them improve their health and wellness.


Our Reporters

  Scott Chesney

Scott Chesney is an internationally-recognized motivational speaker and life coach who has addressed over 1.5 million people in 38 countries. Paralyzed since the age of 15 from a rare spinal stroke, he has inspired audiences at The United Nations, The Pentagon, FBI, various Fortune 500 coporations, associations, colleges and universities, sports' teams, and even K-12 schools. Scott also currently serves as the Executive Director for Raise Hope Foundation that trains, mentors, and places people with disabilities, including military veterans, into competitive careers in the financial services industry. In addition to his role as an Ambassador for The Reeve Foundation, he serves as an Ambassador for Kessler Foundation, sits on the Board of Trustees for The Knowles Foundation, and is a member of Seton Hall University's Leadership Advisory Council. When Scott is not helping people ignite positive action into their own lives, he enjoys spending as much time with his wife and two children in New Jersey. For more information on Scott, please visit his website at ScottChesney.com.

  Bob Kantner

Bob Kantner has been building things since he was a little boy including hot rods and boats as a teenager. He has been building high end houses since 1968 as a general contractor, having always had an aptitude for seeing a problem and finding an unusual solution. Bob was injured (T5 paraplegia) in 2004 after falling through the roof of his hanger. Like many with a spinal cord injury, he was active in many high risk activities. His new life required many solutions to many new problems. Bob has made adaptations to his house, car, and airplane to be able to keep working and flying.

  Gary Karp

Gary Karp is an author and speaker whose goal is to enlighten society to the radical changes that have taken place in what he calls "Modern Disability." A wheelchair user following a spinal cord injury he incurred in 1973 at the age of 18, Gary has produced four books, written extensively as a disability journalist, and speaks to a wide array of audiences, including, business, government, and associations, where he is remembered for his passion, clarity, and humor as well as his dazzling juggling skills! Since 2003 Gary has traveled the U.S. speaking at universities and rehab centers under the sponsorship of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Resource Center. In 2007, Gary was inducted into the Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame as a disability educator. Learn more about him at moderndisability.com.

  Kristin McNealus  

Kristin McNealus, PT, DPT, ATP has worked as a physical therapist on inpatient rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries at a number of hospitals in Southern California, as well as Director of a community adaptive gym for people with neurological injuries. She has presented at conferences about SCI to other health care professionals, and taught students at a local physical therapy program about spinal cord injury evaluation and treatment. She enjoys training for endurance sports, and has completed 3 marathons, and over 20 triathlons, including the Ironman. She uses this passion for exercise and knowledge of what the body is capable of performing when pushed to its limits to empower each client to reach his/her personal goals. She will motivate you to work as hard as you can, stay committed to your fitness goals and be the best you can be! Learn more at scitotalfitness.com.