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Articles Tagged: Equipment

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 »

Paralyzed Cyclist Takes the Ride of His Life

Published: July 4, 2015 | Category: Featured Videos | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Martyn Ashton wants to inspire others

In 2013, stunt cyclist Martyn Ashton, a former world champion mountain biker, crashed during a cycling event and was left paralyzed from the waist down. Continue Reading »

High-tech equipment, good attitude help after spinal cord injury

Published: July 2, 2015 | Category: News

Frank Muegge satandingStanding in one place is exercise for Frank Muegge, 57. “I stand for an hour a day to prevent bone problems like osteoporosis.”

Muegge is paralyzed from the armpits down, the result of a car accident about 10 years ago. His arms work, but his hands don’t.

His paralysis is why he’s surrounded by advanced exercise equipment such as the machine that uses electrodes to stimulate his muscles. “The muscles still can work,” he said. “They just don’t get the signals from the brain. Continue Reading »

Neuro Ex

Published: June 8, 2015 | Category: Links

neuroex.net

We deliver uniquely modified training programs for those with physical or neurological impairments to improve function and performance

Neuro Ex was founded on the goal of reducing the barriers to exercise for those with physical or neurological challenges. By bringing our gym to your home, we remove the added stress and cost, as well as time lost traveling to and from a dedicated facility. Our vehicles carry all of the necessary equipment to allow us to assist you in your exercise program in the comfort of your own home.