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Working or volunteering after a Spinal Cord Injury

Published: March 20, 2017 | Category: Information

The majority of spinal cord injuries are still caused by traumatic events, such as road traffic accidents or falls. Sports injuries and violence are also common causes of spinal cord injuries. A (so-called) non-traumatic injury can occur because of arthritis, inflammation, infections or disc degeneration of the spine that can cause compression and therefore damage to the spinal cord. The incidence of non-traumatic injuries is increasing, partly due to better reporting but also due to the impact of an increasingly aging population. Continue Reading »

Golf: A game for everyone

Published: January 10, 2017 | Category: Information

After becoming a quadriplegic in 2008, Sydneysider James Gribble’s is on an inspiring journey to make golf accessible for all abilities.

Everything changed in James Gribble’s life when an accident in 2008 left him with a broken neck. But one thing remained the same – he’s still a golfer.

Though it wasn’t easy for the quadriplegic.

For four years, he endured intensive rehabilitation, proving a series of doctors wrong to achieve significant recovery milestones – walking short distances on crutches and, most importantly, swinging a golf club. Continue Reading »

RehabMart.com

Published: September 27, 2016 | Category: Links
RehabMart.com

RehabMart.com

Rehabmart was founded by two Occupational Therapists: Hulet Smith, OTR/L and Mike Price, OTR. They started Rehabmart in 1998 stemming from a mutual desire to serve patients, families, and caregivers.

The Rehabmart mission is to carefully select products that promote independence, improve function, and make an innovative impact on the lives of persons using the products. The entire Rehabmart team is committed to becoming the market leader in online e-commerce sales of medical & rehabilitation products & supplies. We strive to connect our customers with products that often become “Tools for the Job of Living” Continue Reading »

FINDING HER OWN WAY: Frye learns to overcome spinal cord injury

Published: September 14, 2016 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

kandace-frye-katie-sewellROCKINGHAM — About two and a half years ago, 24-year-old Kandace Frye’s life took an unexpected turn following a car accident that left her without sensation or motor control of her entire body from just below her shoulders down — but living with a wheelchair hasn’t stopped Frye from working as a membership representative for FirstHealth Fitness Center in Richmond County.

With help from Katie Sewell, a FirstHealth physical therapist, Frye has discovered creative ways to overcome the accessibility issues people with spinal cord injuries encounter — especially, said Sewell, in rural cities. Continue Reading »

What People Don’t Know About Staying Fit In a Wheelchair

Published: July 25, 2016 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

wheelchair-fitness“If I get too heavy, I can’t do basic things like shower or get myself in and out of my bed or car.”

I’m 31 years old, and I’ve been using a wheelchair since the age of five due to a spinal cord injury that left me paralyzed from the waist down. Growing up overly aware of my lack of control of my lower body and in a family that’s battled weight issues, I was concerned about staying fit from a young age. For me, it’s always been about so much more than vanity—people in wheelchairs need to maintain a healthy weight in order to stay independent. Continue Reading »

TrainFES.com

Published: July 19, 2016 | Category: Links

trainfes-comMedical Devices for REHABILITATION

Affordable, efficient, user friendly and a plug&play complete solution for patients with paralysis.

Technology that is changing the way patients see life.

REHABILITATION FOR DIFFERENT CAUSES OF PARALYSIS

“Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is an accepted treatment method for paresis or paralysis after spinal cord and head injury as well as stroke and other neurological motor neuron disorders.”

Standing Wheelchair Gives New Mobility To Spinal Injury Victims

Published: December 14, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –– According to the National Spinal Cord Injury statistical center, 270,000 Americans live with a spinal cord injury.

But now, there’s a new device that gives people in wheelchairs the ability to stand.

The Tek Robot Mobilization Device is a Segway-like machine that allows people with spinal chord injuries to stand and move while upright. Continue Reading »

Boy receives Track Chair from Outdoor Ability Foundation

Published: November 16, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Tucker-WickThe Outdoor Ability Foundation donates a $10,000 chair to an 8-year-old

FULTONDALE, Ala. —Tucker Wick is a boy who loves the outdoors, but getting around isn’t easy. Trying to find the right “tools” to be outside has been a struggle. But today, thanks to the Outdoor Ability Foundation he’s getting freedom, in the form of a really cool ride.

Grayson Phillips, 16, and his dad, Scott, founded the Outdoor Ability Foundation. They love the outdoors and want to help other families do the same. Continue Reading »

UofL, Frazier Rehab equipment gives hope to paralyzed children

Published: July 30, 2015 | Category: Videos

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The University of Louisville and Frazier Rehab unveiled new equipment Thursday that’s giving hope to children who are paralyzed. Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic prepares for Mount Adams climb with Pasco man’s expertise

Published: July 18, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Simon-Calcavecchia-photo-by-heather-schofner-14Fifteen years after Pete Rieke of Pasco became the first paralyzed climber to conquer Mount Rainier on his own power, he’s taking on a bigger challenge.

He’s building a snow sled for Simon Calcavecchia, 32, a former Tri-City resident, to climb mountains, starting with Mount Adams.

Rieke, a paraplegic, used his arms to power himself up Mount Rainier. But Calcavecchia of Olympia is a quadriplegic. He has only limited use of his arms. Continue Reading »