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2014 Spinal Injury Games at Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center

September 13, 2014 from 8:30am to 3pm
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Badge of Honor

Posted by Jeff Charlebois on August 14, 2014 at 12:19pm 0 Comments

I think it is normal to feel a little inferior about your disability.  Many people who don’t have a disability have something (s) that causes them insecurity whether it be their looks, intelligence or their singing voice.  Let’s face it, none of us are perfect.  We all have shortcomings.  However, I fear that many of us look at our disability and feel like we are not a whole person.  That we’re unsure of how others may view us, especially in a negative,…


Wheelchair gut

Posted by Steve Campbell on July 25, 2014 at 9:12pm 4 Comments

Is there an exercise I can do to reduce my wheelchair gut? I'm a C5/6 quad from a bicycle accident four years ago. I workout six hours a week at Project Walk in Claremont plus a few hours at home on my own. My core is pretty good thanks to my specialists at PW but I still have a gut over my abs. I started twisting (like the dance) in my chair hoping it will burn off some calories. I lock my brakes, twist back and forth and then go into punching straight ahead. I do three sets of those. I…


Blax gloves

Posted by Steve Campbell on July 21, 2014 at 7:47pm 2 Comments

Hi Pishrim friends. I bought these Blax gloves and they just didn't work for my needs. I'm a C5/6 quad and my hands are closed. I tried them four or five times but they weren't for me. They're barely used and I paid $42.95 for them. I'm asking for $35.00. If you're interested or have questions,…


Experimental stem cell treatment FAIL

Posted by Richard Bell on July 16, 2014 at 1:03pm 1 Comment

Source: Engadget

Stem cells are seen as one of modern…


Toyota Siena for sale

Posted by Maribelle Eliora Koller on July 15, 2014 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

I am selling 2004 Toyota Siena. It has an automatic IMS ramp that hides under the floor, so the inside of the van has room for friends, family and even camping. The ramp and the van have always worked properly increasing my independence, as I travel by myself to visit…


Episode 44 "Casa Colina" Outdoor Adventures and Land Meets Sea sports camp

Posted by Richard Bell on July 3, 2014 at 4:58pm 0 Comments

In this episode, we sit with Ruben BARAJAS and Priti PATEL to share Casa Colina's outdoor adventure program and the Land Meets Sea Sports Camp. Enjoy :)


Hardware removal

Started by Annalee Kovaltchouk in Care. Last reply by Annalee Kovaltchouk Aug 28. 2 Replies

I broke my back at the T-9 level in October, 2010. I am a complete para. I have had no pain relief since then. It only continues to get worse. It is slightly below the level of injury around T-10 and it wraps around my body like a vise. And it…Continue

Need A room to rent in So cal.

Started by BEN DARBY in Life. Last reply by BEN DARBY Aug 27. 2 Replies

Hi Im in need of a room for rent,Im a 47 year old male  para.I was a carpenter before my SCI.Im flexable as far as location,I have 3 vehicles so I know parking will be an issue.I would be fine renting a garage with a bath or?? I can pay around 500 a…Continue

Looking for a writer on disability issues!

Started by Ruby Boyd in Work, School and Money Aug 8. 0 Replies

Hi, my name is Ruby Boyd. I am building a website covering disability issues. I am looking for someone that knows how to write articles and would be interested in writing on a regular basis. Email me and we can discuss it further. ruby0108@att.net…Continue

Tags: writer, home, from, money, making

Portland, Oregon travel tips

Started by Michele Altamirano in Care. Last reply by Michele Altamirano Jul 26. 2 Replies

Looking for travel tips and info helpful for maneuvering about the city in a manual wheelchair. How accessible is the city?

Suggestions on a RIgid Frame Chair?

Started by Bouri Mila in Equipment. Last reply by Paula Reyes Jun 20. 3 Replies

Hey guys, I could really use some advice. Ever since my surgery three years ago I have been in a large, heavy duty framed folding chair as my everyday. This thing is just pretty much shot and at this point trying to adjust or fix everything would…Continue

6 Things You Need to Know About Weight Control, By Dr. Boris Del Cid, D.C.

Started by Dr. Boris E. Del Cid, D.C. in Food Apr 21. 0 Replies

First of all, we need to know that 20% of people with SCI's end up with diabetes due to weight control issues.  Therefore, pay attention to this article I've written to help.  I have lost 40 lbs on the last 10 months following these principles.  I…Continue

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The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Clinical trial will target spinal-cord injuries


The University of Arizona Medical Center is the site of a two-year clinical trial for a drug that could help people with acute spinal-cord injuries. Sixty trauma centers in the U.S., Canada and Europe will test the safety and efficacy of the investigational drug SUN13837, to determine whether it can protect and regenerate spinal nerves,… Continue Reading »

People with paralysis explore therapeutic effects of scuba diving

People with paralysis explore therapeutic effects of scuba diving

When Chris Kaag boarded a flight to the Cayman Islands for a scuba diving trip in May 2011, his legs stayed straight when he wanted them to bend and his feet flopped inward. He used two canes to move forward and cursed his feet dragging behind. Put simply, maneuvering the plane’s narrow aisle was, as… Continue Reading »

MTSU lab provides hope for people with spinal chord injuries

Tim Patterson-water-treadmill

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — Tim Patterson is taking a short walk across the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. It’s a remarkable feat for a man who’s been paralyzed for seven years. A tumor on his spine left Patterson confined to a wheelchair, but his involvment in groundbreaking new research has given him new hope.… Continue Reading »



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Mary Ann Liebert Inc. makes foray from scientific and medical journals to consumer arena with launch of new non-fiction work, ‘Inevitable Collision’ (New Rochelle, New York) September 10, 2014 – Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., leading publisher of over 80 science, technology, and medical publications, announced today the launch of first time hard cover title Inevitable… Continue Reading »



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