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Articles Tagged: Physical Rehabilitation

Stay In Step: Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center

Published: April 3, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Romulo CamargoAlmost five years ago, in a dusty Afghan village thousands of miles from Tampa, Florida an event occurred that forever changed the lives of one young American couple. Through their journey of sacrifice, struggle and determination, the concept of the Stay in Step Recovery Center was born.

On that fateful day, Chief Warrant Officer Romulo “Romy” Camargo was out conducting operations with his small team of Green Berets.  The mission was to locate the whereabouts of an infamous Taliban Commander.  Leading from the front, as was his style, Chief Romy Camargo stood in the turret of his vehicle as the team withdrew from the village.  Suddenly, the team came under heavy enemy fire.  Romy immediately began organizing his men in response to the attack. Continue Reading »

Utah’s TRAILS program expands outdoor activities for people with spinal cord injuries

Published: August 1, 2013 | Category: News

SALT LAKE CITY — Once he realized the sailboat was not going to sink, Danny Salazar took a deep breath and set about exploring East Canyon Reservoir.

Salazar’s fear of the water is understandable considering that even wearing a life jacket probably wouldn’t prevent him from drowning if the boat capsized.

Salazar can’t move his arms and legs, and he has a hard time breathing on his own. But the 29-year-old can blow and suck air through his mouth just enough to control a modified Mirage Tandem Island sailboat built by Hobie. Continue Reading »

Syracuse VA unveils new $90 million wing

Published: June 13, 2013 | Category: News

Jeffrey CampbellSyracuse, N.Y. – Jeffrey Campbell, a paralyzed quadriplegic Army veteran from Skaneateles, frequently goes to the Syracuse VA Medical Center for treatment when his multiple sclerosis flares up.

The 38-year-old was admitted Monday, making him one of the first patients in the VA’s new Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder Center, which is part of a $90 million, six-story addition.

Campbell liked what he saw.

“This part of the hospital was built for people like me,” said Campbell, who uses his head to control his electric wheelchair. “With two wars going on, there’s going to be a lot more of us.” Continue Reading »

Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center

Published: May 8, 2013 | Category: Videos

Project Walk® Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center, the world leader in spinal cord injury (SCI) recovery, provides an improved quality of life for people with SCI Continue Reading »

Allogeneic and autogolous stem cell therapy combined with physical rehabilitation: A case report on a chronically injured man with quadriplegia

Published: February 11, 2013 | Category: Information

Daniel Leonard in PanamaThis is a research paper written by Rebecca Johnston, Daniel Leonard’s sister. She recently graduated from a Physical Therapy degree program, and wrote her Capstone paper about Daniel’s stem cell therapy treatment in Panama.

Daniel is presented anonymously in the paper, but Rebecca and Daniel have given their permission for this paper to be shared. Daniel’s ASIA scores (pre and post treatment) are in the appendix of this paper. Continue Reading »

Virtual sailing program helps disabled

Published: October 16, 2012 | Category: Videos

Susan Hendricks reports on a program helping spinal cord injury patients gain strength and self-confidence in sailing. Continue Reading »

Beyond The Chair

Published: October 1, 2012 | Category: Links

Beyond The Chair exists to provide an improved quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other neurological disabilities through intensive exercise programs to enhance overall functional capacity.

Escaping quadriplegia: tackling life step by step

Published: June 22, 2011 | Category: News

MORNINGTON’S Irwin Vale was told by doctors he would live the rest of his life as a quadriplegic, unable to move his body as a result of a scooter accident three years ago.

But he has proved them wrong. Thanks to his parents’ support, hard work and an alternative exercise therapy, Mr Vale is walking, with the assistance of crutches, and wants to help others do the same.

Mr Vale has held a commercial pilot’s licence since age 16 and, at age 19 moved to Fiji to work as an instructor. Continue Reading »

Florida Strength Training Facility Offering Hope for Worldwide Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke Clients

Published: January 26, 2011 | Category: News

NORTH PALM BEACH, FL – NeuroXcel is being sought after by people around the world who have suffered strokes, spinal cord injuries or other neurological disorders.

NeuroXcel is a unique and state-of-the-art strength training facility in Palm Beach County. All of their research-backed training equipment is used to help clients from Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Virginia, California, Canada, Trinidad, and Poland to optimize their recovery. Continue Reading »

Lamkin to battle paralysis in Miami Project

Published: December 14, 2010 | Category: News

Will Lamkin of Canton, a patient at St. Dominic’s Outpatient Rehab Center since 2008, will participate in a three-month clinical trial beginning in March 2011.

Lamkin is one of only 40 applicants world-wide accepted into the research program of The Miami Project, housed in the Lois Pope LIFE Center, a Center of Excellence at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. Admission is an honor bestowed on those who have demonstrated significant progress through their own determination and the hard work put forth by their rehabilitation teams. Continue Reading »