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HiMy name is jose maria i have a sci at lvl c5, im from Perú, and i have a sister who lives in houston. i wanna know if there is a center similar like Next step center from LA. i sw a video abpuyt the program. I hope you can help me with some…See More
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Bowel and Bladder management

Posted by Ray on June 19, 2018 at 9:41pm 0 Comments

Hi everyone! We are a group of CSU Dominguez Hills students looking for participants for our quick multiple choice survey. 
The purpose of this study is to explore how bowel and bladder management of individuals with SCI affect everyday activities. 
If interested please use this link: …
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Participants Needed:

Posted by Ray on May 31, 2018 at 9:01pm 0 Comments



Participants needed:

The purpose of the research is to…

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Research - The Impact of Bowel and Bladder Management on Occupation Following Spinal Cord Injury

Posted by Team BBM on May 25, 2018 at 5:37pm 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

My colleagues and I are part of the Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy program at California State University, Dominguez Hills. We are exploring how frequently bowel and bladder management issues affect the day to day activities for people living with a spinal cord injury (SCI). 

We are doing a multiple choice survey that is 40 questions long and will take approximately 10-20…

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Dashboard

Posted by Kristin McNealus on July 6, 2017 at 9:07pm 0 Comments

Since fitness trackers don’t work for people with limited mobility, or for people who use power chairs, here is a way to keep motivated! Just enter the minutes of exercise, and earn points toward prizes! There are bonus points for working out more than 20 days in a month!

Check it out!
https://youtu.be/I3QFtZE84Bw

2017 Los Angeles Abilities Expo Recap

Posted by Richard Bell on May 13, 2017 at 8:46am 0 Comments

 Quick recap of some of the vendors and equipment that was available at the 2017 Abilities Expo. Pushrim would like to thank everyone that took the time to work with us and that visited our booth.

Hi every one hope all of you are having a awesome new year .i have been off line for  a while I have had lots of things going on in my life not bad but great things I'm trying to get a group meetings…

Posted by Paula Reyes on March 26, 2017 at 6:07pm 0 Comments

Hi every one hope all of you are having a awesome new year .i have been off line for  a while I have had lots of things going on in my life not bad but great things I'm trying to get a group meetings going on in Bakersfield we really need one and I have 2 beautiful  grandchildren boy and a girl  and I feel awesome to be a grandma and to top it off I finally got my new home this year started out blessed god is good amen... well let me how your year is going.......

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Rehab

Started by Jose maria in Excercise Nov 19. 0 Replies

HiMy name is jose maria i have a sci at lvl c5, im from Perú, and i have a sister who lives in houston. i wanna know if there is a center similar like Next step center from LA. i sw a video abpuyt the program. I hope you can help me with some…Continue

SORE ON MY HEEL

Started by Jeff Beverly in Care. Last reply by Rand Conway Jul 29. 13 Replies

Folks, has anyone hurt their heel?  Mine is black/blue, any clue?  Has anyone had this problem?  Thanks, Jeff

Cutting my pain meds off that helped me function?!

Started by BEN DARBY in Care. Last reply by Brendan Jul 16. 1 Reply

How is it not medical malpractice cutting me off meds that help me function.I'm ready to Blow my brains out like 20,000 other vets already didI get it now.And if one more person says meditate or get a massage I'm going off! That voodoo crap might…Continue

abdominal binder

Started by James Allport in Equipment. Last reply by Ray Apr 24. 1 Reply

Hi,I have a C3/4 SCI which has left me paralysed from the shoulders down.Every day I need to wear an abdominal binder to help with my breathing. The binder I am using at the moment is stretchy and has velcro to fasten at the front, the binder has…Continue

Exercise and General Purpose Gripping Aids

Started by Gareth H in Excercise. Last reply by Gareth H Oct 12, 2017. 2 Replies

Hi, I just wanted to pop a post up for anyone who suffers from a disability that affects their hand/finger function. There's a company called Active Hands that manufactures and distributes a variety of gripping aids that are specifically designed…Continue

Exercise regimen

Started by Matt Wells in Care. Last reply by Ray Apr 10, 2017. 1 Reply

I wanted to see what everyone had to say about exercise regimens. I'm an incomplete C6 C7 and while I maintain some use of my arms and legs I deal with chronic pain. After my injury I gained about 30 pounds and since I've dropped about 20- 25.I'm…Continue

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

The heartwarming moment an athlete bursts into tears after helping his quadriplegic best friend achieve his lifelong dream of becoming an Ironman

A triathlete has wept tears of joy after helping his quadriplegic best mate achieve his lifelong dream of completing an Ironman race. Hundreds of spectators cheered as Kevin Fergusson, 59, pushed Sid James, 60, in his wheelchair across the finish line of the 15th Ironman Western Australia in Busselton on Sunday night. The South Australian… Continue Reading »

Spinal injuries throw body clocks off-schedule, new study shows

Spinal injuries throw body clocks off-schedule

In the hours and days following a spinal cord injury, the gears that control the body’s internal clocks fall profoundly out of sync, impacting body temperature, hormone fluctuation, immunity and the timing of a host of other bodily processes, according to new CU Boulder research. The study, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and… Continue Reading »

Kessler Foundation Highlights Research Advances at 2018 UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Foundation demonstrates the application of wearable robotics for individuals with spinal cord injury at United Nations program, The Art of the Possible Each year, the United Nations commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (UNIDPD) on December 3. This year, Kessler Foundation joins the IDPD program to demonstrate the contributions of rehabilitation research toward… Continue Reading »

Case Western Reserve Researchers Restore Breathing and Partial Forelimb Function in Rats with Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries

Promising results provide hope for humans suffering from chronic paralysis Millions of people worldwide are living with chronic spinal cord injuries, with 250,000 to 500,000 new cases each year—most from vehicle crashes or falls. The most severe spinal cord injuries completely paralyze their victims and more than half impair a person’s ability to breathe. Now,… Continue Reading »

How a diving accident led Clark’s Botanicals creator to a renewed sense of purpose

Francesco Clark

The story behind the popular Clark’s Botanicals skincare line is one of resilience and survival. Entrepreneur Francesco Clark started the beauty line as a kitchen sink operation, and now it’s used by stars like Madonna, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore. But six years before he created the celebrated brand, Clark survived a devastating accident that… Continue Reading »
 
 
 

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