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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.

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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

Rehab

Started by Jose maria in Excercise Nov 19, 2018. 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, 2018. 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, 2018. 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, 2018. 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

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

UofL researchers finding ways to improve lives of spinal cord injury patients

University of Louisville researchers are finding ways to help those who suffer catastrophic spinal cord injuries battle other health problems related to their injury. One of the secondary health effects of severe spinal cord injury can be a dramatic drop in blood pressure, for example. The Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at UofL has… Continue Reading »

Innovative watercraft, ski systems give those with spinal cord injuries freedom

EAST CANYON RESERVOIR — Like any sailor, Derek Sundquist soaked in the sights, smells and sensations of sailing on a breezy, sunny summer morning. But unlike most sailors, the 52-year-old’s exuberance had as much to do with the fact that he was in control as it did the joy of the sport. “The simultaneous feelings… Continue Reading »

Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System

The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS) is a regional center of spinal cord injury care, research and education in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington. Programs and services are provided at both the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. The mission of the NWRSCIS is to… Continue Reading »

On and off the field, Nick Buoniconti made a difference

Yes, Nick Buoniconti was a famous football player. He was a member of the Miami Dolphins’ “Perfect Season” and Super Bowl championship teams. He was known for playing middle linebacker with a passion, tracking down quarterbacks like a heat-seeking missile. He was an integral part of the Dolphins’ glory years. But as Buoniconti’s legacy is… Continue Reading »

Spinal cord injury Veterans can now effectively cough

Researchers restore complete respiratory muscle function VA doctors are among a team of researchers at the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center restoring respiratory muscle function to Veterans and individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Doctors Anthony DiMarco and Krzysztof Kowalski developed the first method in the world that can activate expiratory muscles (abdominal and lower… Continue Reading »
 
 
 

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