ROCKINGHAM — 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 »
Published: July 25, 2016 | Category:News | Spinal Cord Injury:Paraplegia
“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 »
The 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 »
Standing 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 »
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