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Exercise, Fitness, Workouts

This group's topics of conversation and concern will be exercise and fitness.
Feb 27
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"New here! C5-C6 quad from US. Hope everyone is great. "
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Tendon Ultrasound Imaging Study

Posted by Ray on January 20, 2020 at 7:21pm 0 Comments

Research Participants Needed

Posted by Ray on October 28, 2019 at 10:40pm 0 Comments

About me

Posted by Ashlyn Tachibana on September 27, 2019 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Hi, my names Ashlyn and this is just a short post with a bit of info on me. A lot of this is found in my profile but no harm in repeating. 

- I'm a C5 complete quadriplegic from Ireland

- I'm 15 years old

- I'll be injured for 8 years on November 1st 2019 (Accident on November 1st 2011) …


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: …

Participants Needed:

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

Participants needed:

The purpose of the research is to…




Started by Jose maria in Excercise. Last reply by Chris Tynan Feb 25. 1 Reply

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

Scraped up Cabinets

Started by Lisa in Equipment Feb 1. 0 Replies

Hi, I am new to this site, so I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I am in a Quickie HP and for 35 years have only used Quickies. I am looking to get a new chair and I am wondering if any of you have found a make and model that will…Continue

Cutting my pain meds off that helped me function?!

Started by BEN DARBY in Care. Last reply by Nathan Dec 20, 2019. 2 Replies

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

FOR SALE - SCIFIT Pro2 Recumbent Bike w/ Swivel Seat

Started by Richard Bell in Classifieds. Last reply by Allen Scarpetti Oct 4, 2019. 1 Reply

*Price Just Reduced to Sell ASAP:Hello Friends: I joined 24fit because I need to be around motivated people to work out, even hired a trainer. So It's time that I Sold my SCIFIT Professional Elliptical machine. Its a SCIFIT Pro2 Recumbent Bike w/…Continue

Pushrims for Quads?

Started by DEAN RAGONE in Equipment. Last reply by Gareth H Aug 22, 2019. 31 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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Small Item Gripping Aid

Started by Gareth H in Equipment Dec 11, 2018. 0 Replies

Hey, so most people will be aware of the various gym and sport related gripping aids made by Active Hands, but I just wanted to mention that they've just launched a new gripping aid designed for small items such as pens/razors/toothbrushes/paint…Continue

Tags: tetraplegic, active hands, quadriplegic, equipment, gripping aid

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Scientists find a new way to regrow nerves in spinal injuries

In experiments on rats with spinal cord injuries, the rodents improved their walking ability following treatment. Researchers have demonstrated a novel method that might regrow nerve cells at the site of spinal injuries. Writing in the Journal of Neuroscience, scientists at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland delivered a treatment of hydrogel to rat nerve… Continue Reading »

Exercise after Spinal Cord Injury

Exercise after Spinal Cord Injury: Why Do It? Exercising after a spinal cord injury (SCI) is just as important as it is for able-bodied people. People with SCI may be more susceptible to cardiovascular disease and body composition concerns. Hear our experts and people with SCI speak about the importance of exercising after a spinal… Continue Reading »

Researchers Develop New Coating To Reduce Pain And Risk Of Infection For Catheter Users

Researchers from the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s have developed a new antimicrobial coating which can be applied to urinary catheters and other medical devices to significantly reduce pain and lower the risk of infection. The unique coating has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for the millions of catheter users worldwide.… Continue Reading »

Research Identifies a Protein for Tissue Repair After the Spinal Cord Injury

Recently researchers discovered an axon guidance protein known as Plexin B2 in the central nervous system (CNS). During the spinal cord injury, this protein plays a significant role in the healing of the wound and neural repair. The experiment was designed and conducted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This study could… Continue Reading »

Increasing Energy Supply in Injured Spinal Cord Nerves May Help Promote Axon Regrowth

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Indiana University School of Medicine report that increasing energy supply within injured spinal cord nerves in mice could help promote axon regrowth and restore some motor functions. The study “Restoring cellular energetics promotes axon regeneration and functional recovery after spinal cord injury,” appears in Cell… Continue Reading »


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