With a world facing some unprecedented times, here at Compex we’re determined to share good news and with International Women’s day, what more fitting topic than celebrating women's achievements. There are countless women out there, particularly those who enjoy the benefits of our products, but today we would like to introduce Vanessa Ruck.
Vanessa Ruck aka TheGirlOnABike
After being hit by a car while cycling in 2014, Vanessa's world was turned upside down. Enduring an ongoing rollercoaster of recovery, with 7 surgeries including a reconstructed hip and shoulder, life as she knew it changed. However, while some might have given up on a life of extreme sport, Vanessa discovered a new love for motorcycles. Having tackled the fear of the road, she's an off road enduro, adventure and Harley rider, and is determined to make the most of every day. She’s out there in the mud getting sweaty doing off-road riding on a mission to prove than anyone, even slightly reconstructed people and females, can do it too.
With a body that will never quite be the same again Vanessa has used a range of Compex products throughout her journey. “With considerable surgical invasion, building muscle strength back, or even just maintaining some of what I still had, was really quite tricky.” Vanessa told us how any joint movement would exasperate the pain around the joint that needed to rest and heel, but she was determined not to face unnecessary muscle degeneration. She started to use the SP 4.0 to stimulate her muscles. Enabling her to lie still in bed, hip relaxed but muscles working. She next progressed to the SP 8.0 to give more flexibility to use it in life situation’s; “I use to walk around the office with it on under my clothes, switching it on for up to 6 sessions through the day. In an office based environment I didn’t want my rehabilitation to be impacted” and the 8.0 allowed Vanessa to stimulate healing, muscle strengthening and pain relief while working.
With Vanessa’s new addiction to taking motorcycles into extreme terrains, Vanessa is certainly showing what is possible when you put your mind to something. Her ongoing recovery and pain management routine includes both the easy to transport Molecule and the deep tissue reaching Fixx. “It’s incredible how much tension relieve and blood stimulation for recovery you can get with the Fixx.”
Here at Compex we feel proud to see the real life impact our products can have and wish to thank Vanessa for taking the time to share her experiences with us.
Vanessa is a huge social media force within the adventure motorcycling world sharing her life changing story from accident to hard enduro motorcycles.
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We’re inspired by all the women out there challenging themselves and the world, including Vanessa, and would love to hear which females give you inspiration to challenge yourself?