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Podcast episode 56 - Aaron Baker C O R E

Posted by Richard Bell on March 1, 2017 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

 in this episode Aaron shares his story, and talk to us about the importance of physical health.

Online compensated online survey

Posted by Ray on February 9, 2017 at 8:34pm 0 Comments

Shapiro+Raj, an independent market research company, is conducting an online, compensated market research survey for disability management. The study is an 18-minute online survey with a $20 Visa gift card as compensation for those who complete the survey.

As always, this is for research purposes only. All information gathered will remain confidential. Our research is opinion-based, and we follow the de-identification standard under HIPAA, as well as other security and privacy… Continue

Episode 55 - Chelsie Hill and the e.p.i.c. Project

Posted by Richard Bell on January 27, 2017 at 1:17pm 0 Comments

In this episode we talked to Chelsie again about all of the interesting things she's involved with.

Podcast Episode 53 - Disaster Preparedness

Posted by Richard Bell on October 26, 2016 at 10:21am 0 Comments

In this episode, we spoke with Earl Massey about being prepared for natural disasters.

Research Opportunity

Posted by Carol Haywood on October 5, 2016 at 4:38pm 0 Comments

The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a study with people with disabilities to identify and address participation disparities among people with disabilities. They are collaborating with six Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Centers across the nation, and they are currently recruiting in Southern California.

They are looking individuals with disabilties who have previously lived in a nursing home/institution to participate in one 90-minute interview. If you…


Dissertation Help

Posted by jessica patel on September 26, 2016 at 10:01pm 0 Comments

The basic objective of an abstract is Actually abstract is the soul of dissertation.  Basically, abstract is a short summery of the dissertation. to offer the overview of the dissertation. Along with this is also helps the reader to choose whether to read the whole detail or short summery.  

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New RibGrips Handrims - Pushrims

Started by Brandon Handel in Equipment. Last reply by peter devlin Mar 2. 1 Reply

Hello Fellow Pushers...So I'm needing some help.. I invented a handrim - pushrim and trying to spread the word without getting kicked out of the forums. I'm a C5-C6 quad and after trying every handrim on the market the last 19 years, I decided to…Continue

Tags: Wheelchair, Pushrims, Handrims, #RibGrips


Started by BEN DARBY in Life Jan 2. 0 Replies

Im sure Im not alone when it comes to my Challenges in life ,but I haven't talked to or heard of many or any with my so called issues. First of all I was a carpenter for 30 plus years before being hit while ridding my motorcycle. I thought for sure…Continue

Normacol Plus

Started by Michael Buis in Care Nov 11, 2016. 0 Replies

Just a warning for those who are using this for BP don't ever forget to drink enough water like I did 2 weeks ago. Messed me up with impaction in ascending colon and may have done some other damage as I have been unable to get back to my regular…Continue

What cured my pain?

Started by Mike Tullos in Pain. Last reply by Mike Tullos Sep 29, 2016. 6 Replies

Hi.  My name is Mike.  I was injured from a fall in 2009 and became an L1 complete.  Many of you know the type of pain that comes with this type of injury.(Nerve pain, burning, shoulders.......)  For years I have tried several different types of…Continue

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Pushrims for Quads?

Started by DEAN RAGONE in Equipment. Last reply by Brandon Handel Jun 16, 2016. 30 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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Wheel Locks

Started by Jack "Spike" Spiker in Classifieds May 31, 2016. 0 Replies

INVACARE / Hideaway Undermount Wheel Locks (HUMW)RT 9153647739 Part# 1093376 and LT 9153647740 / Part # 1093377 - (brackets not included) Paid $145 each .. Selling for $190.00 for the pair. Text if interested(818) two six eight — 7117Continue

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The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Engineer aims to grow spinal tissue in lab

For a soldier who suffered a spinal cord injury on the battlefield, the promise of regenerative medicine is to fully repair the resulting limb paralysis. But that hope is still years from reality. Not only powerful, but efficient. Studying diseases in lab-created tissue may help reduce the price tag — now roughly $1.8 billion —… Continue Reading »

Working or volunteering after a Spinal Cord Injury

The majority of spinal cord injuries are still caused by traumatic events, such as road traffic accidents or falls. Sports injuries and violence are also common causes of spinal cord injuries. A (so-called) non-traumatic injury can occur because of arthritis, inflammation, infections or disc degeneration of the spine that can cause compression and therefore damage… Continue Reading »

Makeshift Syrian rehab center offers hope to paralyzed

DOUMA, Syria, March 15 (Reuters) – Ziad, a paralyzed 14-year-old boy, often stays alone in his room as bombs fall on Douma, the main rebel-stronghold in eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus. Limited in scope, number and size, there are no nearby shelters equipped to receive Ziad who cannot be moved… Continue Reading »

Love – and a Little Help from New Friends – Keeps School Sweethearts’ Wedding on Track after a Spinal Cord Injury

Anna Claire Stokes had a wedding to coordinate. Thanks to her new Shepherd Center family, no spinal cord injury was going to derail her plans. The night before Valentine’s Day 2016, Anna Claire Stokes and her fiancé, Jimbo Waldrop, left a friend’s birthday party outside Cleveland, Miss. The couple, seniors at Delta State University, had… Continue Reading »

One Small Step for a Paraplegic, One Big Step Toward Reversing Paralysis

In a hospital in Switzerland, permanently paralyzed people are now learning to walk again with the help of stimulating electrodes implanted in their spines. For Grégoire Courtine, professor of neuroprosthetics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), this day has been a long time coming. “It took us 15 years to get from… Continue Reading »


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