Jamie Clendening has seen vast improvement in her flexibility as a result of strenuous contracture therapy.

Jamie Clendening has seen vast improvement in her flexibility as a result of strenuous contracture therapy.

When I left the rehab unit at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles 18 years ago, newly paralyzed and completely freaked out, no one told me that if I didn’t exercise my legs regularly, they would freeze up at the joints and not straighten out. When I followed up with additional rehab work, they made no mention of this, either. So, sure enough, within months, if not weeks, both of my knees, especially the right one, locked in at a 30 to 45-plus degree angle and stayed ther