The Dan Aldrich Sling

My Aldrich Sling

My Aldrich Sling

In the early days after my accident I started to research how I was ever going to do the activities I loved. Swimming and bike riding were not on the immediate agenda, but my main passion of running seemed something I could achieve. I had tried to jog a few steps in my normal sling and there was no doubt that the arm bouncing was going to be a massive problem. I started looking on the ubpn (United Brachial Plexus Network) site and stumbled across a gentleman called Dan Aldrich who had designed a sling. An email was sent and Dan quickly replied with all the measurements that I needed to send. They were sent and the wait for it to arrive began.

The sling arrived around April and was soon put to use. It has been great in getting me moving again. The highlights of its use has been running the 10 km leg in a team in the Noosa Triathlon, the 14km City to Sea run in Melbourne and the last leg in my first triathlon in March 2013.  I have struggled a little with niggling injuries related to the changed running style, however I am looking forward to a lot more running in the Aldrich Sling.

 

About Craig Glass

I am a 58 years old. I am Senior Vice-Principal of Haileybury, Australia's largest private school. My passion outside of family and education is triathlon. I have raced over all distances with the highlight being completing the Ironman in 2011. Whilst training for my next Ironman I had an horrific accident which left me with a left brachial plexus injury.
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