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A Representation of Our System

Posted by Kristin McNealus on January 14, 2015 at 2:05pm 0 Comments

Take a minute to check out this story about a woman with paraplegia who was able to pursue the best therapy that is currently available:


My first thought was how exciting Jessica's results have been! Isn't it great?!?

However, it also points out a few areas of weakness in our current healthcare system. As a physical therapist, I understand why these…


Obama signs ABLE Act

Posted by Ema Bell on January 6, 2015 at 9:43am 0 Comments

With his signature, the president has paved the way for people with disabilities to open tax-free savings accounts where they can amass more than $2,000 without losing government benefits.

President Barack Obama signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act Friday before leaving Washington for the holidays.

The new law will allow people with disabilities to open special accounts where they can save up to $100,000 without risking eligibility for Social Security and other… Continue

new to this

Posted by Jeanne Davis on December 26, 2014 at 8:28pm 4 Comments

well hi, I've never done a blog before or join the community but when I saw this online I knew it was for me. I am AC 345 quadriplegic. I was injured in 2010. I've never joined a support group although there was 1 available. I found it difficult to make friends even though I was very outgoing before my accident so I'm looking forward to what evercontacts I make here pushrim. Like I said I've never…


SSI advocates

Posted by Ray on December 23, 2014 at 5:58pm 0 Comments

Two things: first, we now have …

why do we need titles?

Posted by Albert Bartee III on December 22, 2014 at 12:52pm 0 Comments

"I" ask,why do we need titles? Does my name make me? Have I not earned the right too become what/whom ever I may please, self opinionated ? Does every subject, item, person, place ,aspect in general, fit the title it's been birthed? Do I change my title after every occasion ? When I have so much talent, a title would be like this thought; ongoing. What you title life is your artistic view. It's not…


Toyota Siena for sale

Posted by Maribelle Eliora Koller on December 21, 2014 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

I am selling 2004 Toyota Siena.


2004 Toyota Sienna Van FOR SALE. Clean Title …



Pushrims for Quads?

Started by DEAN RAGONE in Equipment. Last reply by Janette Knudson Jan 21. 25 Replies

I am a c5-6 incomplete quad, I currently have my rims dipped in a rubber substance that over the years has changed and as a result I am having a harder time getting a good grip. Any quads out there use plastic coating, or something else for grip?…Continue

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Disabled Christmas Song

Started by Jeff Charlebois in Life Dec 15, 2014. 0 Replies

A Disabled Christmas Song On the first day of Christmas my doctor gave to me:  a bunch of stuff for my disability.  On the second day of Christmas my doctor gave to me… two grab bars and a bunch of stuff for my disability.  On the third day of…Continue

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Advice on places in San Diego

Started by Dexter in Care Dec 7, 2014. 0 Replies

I want to move to San Diego the end of this month or next month. I prefer to rent room in Mission Valley or Clairemont area. Do anybody know anybody who's willing to rent room in one of these areas? I tried craigslists and I'm not having any luck

Hardware removal

Started by Annalee Kovaltchouk in Care. Last reply by BEN DARBY Nov 22, 2014. 3 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

Sad or depressed ?

Started by arthur mack in Care Oct 30, 2014. 0 Replies

To all my push rim brothers and sisters who may be sad or depressed. I have one solution for you stand up and live life!!! after injury you now have the chance to reinvent yourself and do whatever you like!!! Don't waste time become active with your…Continue

Wheelchair Lacrosse

Started by Bill Lundstrom in Recreation, Sports and Hobbies. Last reply by Dr. Boris E. Del Cid, D.C. Oct 1, 2014. 2 Replies

I would like to introduce you guys to a new adaptive sport that we've been playing for 5 years.  Wheelchair Lacrosse is the latest full contact sport for paraplegics.  If basketball is not your sport, wheelchair lacrosse might be right up your…Continue

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Cardiff man paralysed in major accident urges caution over ‘breakthrough’ on spinal cord injuries

Darek Fidyka

A sound technician whose spine was shattered in a major accident has urged caution over a “breakthrough” procedure which enabled a man to walk again. Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed from the chest down in a brutal knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame after cells were transplanted from his nasal cavity… Continue Reading »

Spinal injury hasn’t held him back from life

Joe Dillon

At Harriton High School in Lower Merion, Joe Dillon avoided the party crowd. But after a girlfriend broke his heart, his buddies talked him into drinking. On the night of August 9, 1976, Dillon, then 21, was drunk when he decided to dive off a wall into the bay at Somers Point, N.J. He dove… Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic fights ADA abuse

Brad Peters

Every move that Brad Peters makes is thought out. The zipper on his sweatshirt includes a small piece of thin tied rope so that his fingers can fit through the loop and pull down if he has to. His cell phone hangs from the side of his motorized wheelchair with the same rigging so he’s… Continue Reading »

InVivo’s Neuro-Spinal Scaffold used for 2nd spinal cord injury patient

InVivo Therapeutics

InVivo Therapeutics enrolled the second patient in their Neuro-Spinal Scaffold to treat traumatic spinal cord injury. The patient is enrolled at Carolinas Medical Center, part of the Carolinas HealthCare System in the study to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold. Here are five things to know about the procedure: 1. Domagoj Coric,… Continue Reading »

ECU doctors receive grant to conduct research on spinal cord injuries

Dr. Sonja Bareiss and Dr. Kori Brewer

Two doctors at East Carolina University have been given funding from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for research that could help people living with chronic pain. Chronic pain is defined as any physical pain that lasts longer than six months. According to WebMD, about 100 million Americans suffer from this kind of pain, which is… Continue Reading »



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