The SCI Recovery Project is an exercise based recovery program for individuals who have suffered a spinal cord injury or related trauma. We understand each injury and individual is different, which is why we provide and administer a custom program. Our goal is to improve your quality of life and get you back on your feet and taking steps again. We are based in the Boulder, Colorado area and provide service to all qualified applicants.
Articles Tagged: Spinal Cord Injury Recovery
The sound of basketballs rhythmically hitting the gym floor filled the inside of Eastview Recreation Center.
In one corner, a man’s face familiar to basketball fans here in Greene County could be seen talking to a group of young ladies. They were gathered around him, all listening intently to what he had to say.
For more than twenty years, Coach Larry Ricker has been spending a portion of his summers teaching, encouraging, and instilling the game of basketball into young Greene County athletes. The exception was last year when the coach was continuing to recover from a tragic accident that nearly cost him his life. Continue Reading »
Whatever anyone thinks of him or his situation, Josh Howard says, never call him a quitter.
Howard, 22, of Byhalia, Miss., has been paralyzed since crashing his sprint car at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Oct. 25.
Though still considered a quadriplegic, Howard said he continues to see improvement through a daily regimen of Physical Therapy.
“Every week I see improvement,” he said. “My arms are getting stronger. My fingers are twitching more, and we’re seeing more movement in my legs. Continue Reading »
(PhysOrg.com) — A researcher at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has pinpointed stem cells within the spinal cord that, if persuaded to differentiate into more healing cells and fewer scarring cells following an injury, may lead to a new, non-surgical treatment for debilitating spinal-cord injuries.
The work, reported in the July issue of the journal PLoS (Public Library of Science) Biology, is by Konstantinos Meletis, a postdoctoral fellow at the Picower Institute, and colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Their results could lead to drugs that might restore some degree of mobility to the 30,000 people worldwide afflicted each year with spinal-cord injuries. Continue Reading »
PORT ARTHUR – Kevin Everett walked toward the football field at Memorial High School and paused for yet another photograph Monday.
Sheri Richmond, a Port Arthur resident who attended Lincoln High School with Everett’s mother, Pat, held up a cell phone and snapped a shot.
“I hadn’t seen him since right after he finished high school,” said the 46-year-old Richmond, who introduced herself as his mother’s old classmate. “I wanted to come here and see him for myself.”
Moments later, Everett turned and had another photo taken, this time with 10-year-old Trey Pitre of Port Arthur. Continue Reading »
PORTAGE | The Northwest Indiana Spinal Cord Injury Group is hoping to educate people about life in a wheelchair by sponsoring a series of three films.
The films, said group founder Joe White, of Valparaiso, illustrate various aspects of spinal cord injury, recovery and research.
“They moved me, and they are great films. I feel the need to share them,” White said. “It is also a way for me and the group to thank the community for all the support for the walk.” Continue Reading »
O’FALLON, Mo. — The Flowmaster American Drag Racing League (ADRL) presented by the National Guard has donated $60,000 worth of tickets for its July 25-26 national event at Maryland International Raceway (MIR) to the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. The ICSCI created the world’s first program focusing on spinal-cord injuries in children and offers hope for children and adults experiencing disorders of paralysis, regardless of how long ago the injury occurred.
All sale proceeds from the 2,000 donated tickets will benefit the ICSCI, which is associated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, recently named number one for the 18th consecutive year in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of best American hospitals. Continue Reading »
Every mile that four Paraplegic athletes taking part in the Wheel to Walk tour put behind them brings them that much closer to their destination of St. John’s, N.L.
Every donation of 30 cents they receive along the way makes it that much more likely they’ll be able to walk again.
Charlie Cetinski, Les McLaughlin, Chuck Mealing and Harvey Uppal are riding handcycles — recumbent tricycles equipped with hand cranks — across Canada to raise money for research into treatment for spinal cord injuries. By the time they finish their journey in September, they hope to have raised $10 million, or the equivalent of 30 cents from every Canadian. Continue Reading »
(The following was issued by Israel’s BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc)
BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (OTCBB:BCLI), a leading developer of adult stem cell technologies and therapeutics, has completed a preclinical study in collaboration with the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
The study conducted at the Keck Center was an effort to repair spinal cord injuries in animals through the transplantation of Brainstorm’s neurotrophic factor (NTF) adult stem cells. The results showed a positive trend of the NTF cells in the male animals. Continue Reading »
Brad’s recovery after stem cells. Video taken at Pressing On