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Pushrim - Spinal cord injury Social at Precision Rehabilitation

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

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…See More
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Dr. Boris E. Del Cid, D.C. commented on Ray's blog post Tell Congress that Medicare must improve access to wheelchair repairs now.
"Everyone on Pushrim should be sending letters to Congress. If you live here in the U.S. you and your family should individually be sending letters on your behalf.  There is NO EXCUSE for apathy in this issue.  As it says in this…"
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Handcycling in San Diego

Posted by DeMarlon Pollard on April 17, 2014 at 12:06pm 1 Comment

If there is anyone in the San Diego area that is interested in handcycling please let me know.  We are trying to get a group of riders together to start riding on the weekends in different areas of town.  Rode Oceanside last weekend and it was beautiful.

Tell Congress that Medicare must improve access to wheelchair repairs now.

Posted by Ray on April 15, 2014 at 1:04pm 1 Comment

Tell Congress that Medicare must improve access to wheelchair repairs now.

Send Letters to Congress : 570 Letters Sent So Far

Whether you are a wheelchair user, family member, caregiver or provider, please take a moment to tell Congress that Medicare must fix its mistakes and improve access to wheelchair repairs now.

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Hope for victims of paralysis

Posted by Jessica on April 14, 2014 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

Very interesting, something I wanted to share with everyone about something they came up with to help us gain control over bodies.

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Life in general..

Posted by Paula Reyes on April 11, 2014 at 6:11pm 0 Comments

From my life changing ordeal to recovery n learning a lot n how to live differently n  being positive n motivated all at the same time its not easy n to top it off I have life reality's like relationships n friendships when I thought  I find the right person to  share my life with n give my self to that one person that I trusted n after so many year's later it all over In a flash its like starting all over again life real sucks some time  but we have to live n go on…

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Implant shocks patient's spines, restores partial use of paralyzed limbs

Posted by Richard Bell on April 8, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

The original article is from Engadget.com

Remember that spinal implant that helped a paraplegic man walk (albeit in a harness) back in 2011? It's now been tested on three more partially paralyzed patients -- and it's working. The original device was a 16-electrode…

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Podcast Episode 39 "A Unique Life Fully Lived"

Posted by Richard Bell on April 5, 2014 at 10:16am 0 Comments

In this episode we talk to Karen about being a caregiver to a child with a disability.

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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 on Tuesday. 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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Suggestions on a RIgid Frame Chair?

Started by Bouri Mila in Equipment. Last reply by Jonathan Dotson Apr 16. 1 Reply

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

Bloggers?

Started by sheila in Care Apr 7. 0 Replies

Hi everyone,My name is Sheila and i happen to be a carer for my husband Michael (he was involved in a motorcycle accident in 1999 which resulted in T12 paraplegia and hypoxic brain injury). I started to keep an online blog…Continue

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Hardware removal

Started by Annalee Kovaltchouk in Care Feb 14. 0 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

WHILL EV (Electronic Vehicle)

Started by Olivia Almalel in Equipment Feb 13. 0 Replies

Just a really cool design and wanted to share.https://whill.jp/news/This is actually already in production and ready for pre-orders.Want to test drive the future sidewalk EV (electric vehicle)?, WHILL type…Continue

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Hardware removal after spinal surgery

Started by Annalee Kovaltchouk in Care Feb 9. 0 Replies

In 2010 I broke my back at t-9. It was fractured and dislocated. The injury left me a para with no sensation below around t-10. I have never gotten any pain relief since. My pain is constant and getting worse. It's a throbbing pain across my back…Continue

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Stem Cells Breakthrough Provides new Hope

Stem-Cells-Breakthrough-Provides-new-Hope

Scientists at the Research Institute for Stem Cell Research in Los Angeles have provided new hope in a breakthrough stem cell research paper published last Thursday. The new study documents the successful duplication of adult stem cells using the subject’s own DNA. The team, led by researcher Young Gie Chung, was able to turn skin… Continue Reading »

Ed Costa Jr. living life to fullest ‘on wheels’

Ed Costa Jr

At age 24, Ed Costa Jr. had an ideal life with a great job, good health and good friends. One spring day, during a two-week work furlough, Ed and his brother decided to head to the nearby Stanislaus River for some fun. Upon arriving, the brothers found the ideal sandbar and dove into the cool,… Continue Reading »

Recovering quadriplegic returns to the stage

quadriplegic returns to the stage Vince Rutley

(WJBK) – A 28-year-old man from Clarkston is told he’ll never walk again after a tragic accident, but with modern medicine and raw determination he’s working to prove doctors wrong. Vince Rutley was newly engaged, learning to act and had just started standup comedy. Then, one day, his brother had car trouble on northbound I-75… Continue Reading »

Spinal cord injury won’t slow this young ballerina

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ATLANTA, Ga. – The small dance classroom is filled with about a dozen eager children. And, right out of the gate, it’s pretty obvious Jenna Proctor is no wallflower. Watching her preschooler, wearing a hot pink tutu, grey sneakers and ankle braces, Erin Proctor says her Jenna told her, “I’m a rock star, Momma!” Proctor… Continue Reading »

Chondroitinase Clinical Trial for dogs with severe spinal cord injury

Chondroitinase Clinical Trial

“Chondroitinase improves the outcome after spinal cord injuries in lab animals; therefore it could also benefit dogs and people suffering from the same conditions.” The purpose of our clinical trial is to help these severely affected dogs by testing if a new treatment, called chondroitinase, may improve the outcome after spinal cord injury in dogs.… Continue Reading »
 
 
 

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