Articles Tagged: Spinal Cord Injury Education
Eight keen employees swapped their legs for wheelchairs at Merck Sharp and Dohme’s Auckland office this Monday for Wheels at Work Week.
Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) is an international pharmaceutical company providing medicines and vaccines. It is the first Auckland business to take part in this campaign in support of the New Zealand Spinal Trust. Continue Reading »
United Spinal Presents Free Webinars on Healthy Living for People with Disabilities & their Caregivers
NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Spinal Association’s membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host two free webinars this September for people living with disabilities and their caregivers that will focus on ways to discover a healthy & active lifestyle and how to overcome the challenges of chronic health issues such as spinal cord injury (SCI), MS, polio, ALS or spina bifida.
“For people living with disabilities and their caregivers, the challenges of maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle can be overwhelming at times. But with the right strategy and outlook, it’s within everyone’s reach. These webinars will build a foundation for many to discover better health, as well as happiness and success,” said Marlene Perkins, VP of Corporate and Community Relations at United Spinal. Continue Reading »
CAPE MAY – Shore towns do not like bad publicity, but this year, the city will spend $10,000 from its beach revenue to print a quarter-million brochures explaining to tourists that they could break their neck or back swimming or body surfing.
The city is taking the step due largely to the persistence of Chad de Satnick, a local lifeguard who broke his neck surfing Continue Reading »
Winnipeg’s police chief is one of five notable Winnipeggers participating in an event to give them an idea of what it’s like to live with a spinal cord injury.
The Canadian Paraplegic Association’s second annual Chair-leader program, which is being held this week, matches a local “celebrity” with a person who suffered a spinal cord injury. Continue Reading »
What is a spinal cord injury? This short clip shows what is meant by a spinal cord injury and explains how this can effect the bladder and bowel.
Spinal Cord Injury Information – The Determined2heal Foundation provides strategic information on Spinal cord injury.
IF Mackay primary school students are going to take notice of anybody about spinal safety then it will probably be Wayne Leo.
Mr Leo has spoken to more than 245,000 children about the danger of risky behaviour such as diving into water before checking its depth, not wearing a seatbelt or playing sports recklessly.
The Spinal Education Awareness Team (SEAT) presenter, who has been a volunteer since it began 22 years ago, will share his story of how he sustained his spinal cord injury, and what life is like in a wheelchair with almost 1400 children. Continue Reading »
Jumping out of a tree or riding a motorcycle without a helmet aren’t the only bad decisions that can turn into a spinal cord injury.
There’s also texting while driving and not wearing a seat belt.
This was the message that locals with spinal cord injuries were hoping to send as they spoke about awareness at various local schools.
During Florida Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, Coral Springs residents Ryan Gebauer and Alex Lutin spoke about the dangers of bad decisions at various local high schools, including Coral Glades and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Continue Reading »
Good coaching, right equipment can prevent serious head and neck injuries, doctors say
(HealthDay News) — Football fans and players may be excited about the start of the season, but everyone wins if players manage to avoid head injuries, experts say.
In 2008, only cycling caused more sports-related head injuries than football, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. And football is the third-leading sports-related cause for spinal cord injuries, after diving and cycling. Continue Reading »