Articles Tagged: Recreation
Published: March 10, 2004 | Category: News
Roll! Shoot! Score! By Jill Cueni-Cohen
Ordinary basketball takes on a whole new dimension when it’s played by teams in wheelchairs.
“Wheelchair basketball really is a game of inches,” said Diana Helt, 19, as she strapped herself into a wheelchair built specifically for playing basketball. The chair lacks handles and is able to make hairpin turns and quick stops. Continue Reading »
Perched 60 feet above the ground and alongside a cliff at Mississippi Palisades State Park, first-time rock climber Joel Irizarry took a quick breather. Though he was exhausted, his arms at the point of collapse, Irizarry wasn’t about to quit. He had to prove to himself that he could reach the summit. So grabbing hold of the specially designed gear, he hoisted himself up the remaining 20 feet to the jagged peak. At the top, Irizarry paused to watch the backwaters of the mighty Mississippi River glitter in the early evening sun. This, he thought, is just so beautiful.
Far below the dangling feet of the 19-year-old Paraplegic rested his wheelchair, unoccupied for the first time since he awoke that morning. Continue Reading »
Published: March 2, 2004 | Category: News
Wheelchair users dive at Monterey aquarium
It was 5:15 p.m. and Steve Lyon was preparing to get vertical for the first time in two weeks.
Zipped into his dry suit — warmer, more comfortable than a wet suit — he sat on a concrete deck, about 10 feet from the edge of what looked like a medium-sized swimming pool. Continue Reading »
Published: March 2, 2004 | Category: News
A new spinal cord injury group in Naples is gathering steam, with weekly and monthly events to keep members busy and its first major fund-raising effort in the works.
“We are here for anyone with any spinal debilitation that would cause a change in their quality of life,” said Mindy Idaspe, group founder. Continue Reading »
Published: March 1, 2004 | Category: News
Hartford-AP, Mar.1, 2004 Updated 5:37 PM ) _ Advocates of legalizing marijuana for medical purposes said today that legislation is gaining support.
State Representative James Abrams of Meriden says he believes there are enough votes to pass the bill this year in the House of Representatives. Continue Reading »
Wheelchair tennis is growing rapidly at the University of Arizona as players from all over the country are drawn by the year-round play and the variety of athletic and academic opportunities. The program is open to all, whether international tournament players or first-time recreational players. Coaches Claudia Dill and Mike Cottingham are both USPTA-certified wheelchair instructors. Mike is a former ranked wheelchair Men’s Open player and Claudia is a ranked able-bodied Senior player. Continue Reading »
Published: February 18, 2004 | Category: News
ESPN’S Superior Beings Presentation: Extraordinary Athletes With Disabilities Use Sports to Change Misfortune to Triumph
ESPN Original Entertainment (EOE) has produced a compelling documentary that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of several disabled athletes. Superior Beings is a one-hour show that highlights excellence and the ability of sports to transform lives. Continue Reading »
Published: February 14, 2004 | Category: News
BRECKENRIDGE – The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) has awarded the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) a $10,000 Quality of Life Grant as part of more than $713,000 it distributed to 103 organizations nationwide recently. Continue Reading »
Published: February 10, 2004 | Category: News
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /U.S. Newswire/ — Today, Dana Reeve, wife of actor Christopher Reeve, a director of the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation (CRPF) and Chair of the Quality of Life Committee, visited the Walter Reed Army Medical Center to present a Quality of Life Grant check to the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. Continue Reading »
This InfoSheet is based in large part on “Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury: Clinical Features, Prevalence, and Taxonomy”* by Philip J. Siddal, Robert P. Yezierski, and John D. Loeser and edited by Michael C. Rowbotham, MD and Annika Malmberg, PhD. It was published in the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) newsletter, Issue 3, 2000. www.halcyon.com/iasp. Updated: May 2001
What is Pain
Paid is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. In general, people can experience acute and chronic pain. Continue Reading »