The former Humboldt Broncos player flew to Thailand for the operation earlier this month, which placed an epidural stimulator implant that sends electrical currents to move his limbs.
“The stimulator will be trained to answer his brain messages and trigger the muscles and the nerves in his legs and all the way down his body,” Michelle Straschnitzki, Ryan’s mom, explained in a previous interview.
WATCH: Straz undergoes surgery
His family has posted a few videos to Twitter over the last couple of weeks, sharing the remarkable progress that Straschnitzki was making.
Bout time he got off his ass. 1st time since he boarded the bus that horrendous day. 2nd day of doing this. Therapist helping with knees and ankles so they dont buckle. Ryan did so good, I sent him to the beerstore for me. Im thinking he didnt go as Im still waiting. #thirstySON pic.twitter.com/memXrR4yX1
— Strazsr (@strazsr) November 20, 2019
Straschnitzki will be sitting with staff at the Epidural Stimulation Now clinic in Bangkok answering questions about his surgery and recovery process at 7 p.m. MT Thursday.
He and his dad will be returning to Canada early next month, but Ryan hopes to get some time on the ice in his hockey sled–which made the trip with him–before he comes home.