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Articles Tagged: Physical Therapy

Recovery a lifelong project for therapy center founder

Published: May 17, 2015 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Charlie ParkhillClinton Township — Charlie Parkhill talks with his hands. It’s remarkable, given that 17 years ago, an accident left him unable to move his body below his neck.

Parkhill was a CPA with his own business when, in 1998, he went on vacation with his wife to Mexico. While he was coming out of the water, a giant wave hit him and knocked him onto his head, bruising and partially severing his spinal cord.

The doctors told him physical therapy beyond the first year was a waste of time, that he would never walk again. But Parkhill was stubborn. Continue Reading »

Gym specifically for spinal cord injury clients draws from throughout Northeast Ohio

Published: February 6, 2015 | Category: Videos | Spinal Cord Injury:

Gym is owned by spinal injury victim

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio – The gym had several people working out. The weights were clanking up an down as arm muscles were being pumped up. Continue Reading »

Exercise brings hope to those paralysed by spinal injuries

Published: June 27, 2014 | Category: News | Spinal Cord Injury:

Injured Newcastle Knights player Alex McKinnonExercise therapy research at the University of Newcastle has brought profound improvements to limbs that were paralysed, doctors say.

The award-winning laboratory research is bringing hope of restored muscle function to those suffering paralysis from spinal damage, potentially including injured Newcastle Knights player, Alex McKinnon.

Neurophysiologist Dr Michelle Rank believes exercise is more beneficial than any other therapy currently available, even for patients with long-term injuries. Continue Reading »

Spinal cord injury won’t slow this young ballerina

Published: April 16, 2014 | Category: News

spincal-cord-injury-wont-slow-this-young-ballerinaATLANTA, Ga. – The small dance classroom is filled with about a dozen eager children. And, right out of the gate, it’s pretty obvious Jenna Proctor is no wallflower. Watching her preschooler, wearing a hot pink tutu, grey sneakers and ankle braces, Erin Proctor says her Jenna told her, “I’m a rock star, Momma!” Proctor says, “Jenna is one of the most strong-willed, outspoken 4-year olds you’ve ever met in your life!” And she’s having the time of her life.

And this dance class, part of the rehabilitation program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is a perfect fit for Jenna. Continue Reading »

Doctors use gaming to mend spinal injuries

Published: April 13, 2014 | Category: News

NEW DELHI: The rehabilitation department of Indian Spinal Injuries Centre has introduced a new and engaging form of rehabilitation: video games. This new form of virtual reality therapy has helped patients become more motivated and engaged during rehabilitation.

In a crowded rehab room, Vinod Kumar diligently stands on a balance board-a game console-and stares at the TV screen. He leans to the left, and on the screen the skier copies his movements. The goal of the skiing game is to reach the end of the slope and avoid obstacles, but the true goal is for Kumar to practice his balance. Continue Reading »

Ocean City family offering athletes with spinal cord injuries a place to swim

Published: October 10, 2013 | Category: News

place spinal cord injuries to swimOCEAN CITY — For some of the swimmers, like Angel Mullin, they hadn’t been in the water since before their injuries. But Bruckner Chase, his wife and his sister-in-law weren’t about to let that stop them. Their swimming program for athletes with spinal cord injuries has helped several athletes like Mullin feel comfortable not only in the pool, but in the open water, too.

“I kind of had my life in a wheelchair,” Mullin said. “You get limited.

“I try to do a lot of things in my life. When stuff is not accessible, you’re not able to enjoy those things. This is like exploring the world in ways that I never really did even before my accident.” Continue Reading »

New research on paralyzed dogs aimed at helping humans

Published: July 24, 2013 | Category: News

researcher Dr Jonathan LevineOngoing research on paralyzed dogs may one day help military veterans and others who have severe spinal cord injuries.

Researchers at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences have developed a therapy that might help paralyzed dogs regain some of their lost function.

“One of the big obstacles in the past has been a lot of the research has used rodents and experimental animals,” lead researcher Dr. Jonathan Levine, an associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Texas A&M told CBS Dallas/Fort Worth’s Karen Borta. “Despite an abundance of clinical trials a lot of money spent in humans, the results have been disappointing.” Continue Reading »

Beyond The Chair

Published: October 1, 2012 | Category: Links

www.BeyondTheChair.org

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.

Zander Lee – Custom Physical Therapy Tables

Published: April 25, 2012 | Category: Links

ZanderPLee.com

These tables were designed for injured people to stretch, roll and attain general well-being.

Many uses: physical therapy, massage, yoga, pilates, exercise, stretching and more…

These custom tables are beautifully hand-crafted and as a result become the focal point of any room.

There are endless design-choices available, including: height, width and length of table; species and finish of wood; density and color of foam top; and storage configuration. All of our tables come with wheels for easy movement. Continue Reading »

Aquatic therapy

Published: August 1, 2011 | Category: Information

Ancient Egyptians knew it, Greek philosopher and writer Hippocrates was talking about it over 2,400 years ago and physicians of the Roman Empire recommended it. The amazing effect of water therapy, or aquatic therapy, is working to improve the lives of children with a wide range of disabilities. The only side effect appears to be smiles. Continue Reading »