A social network and support resource for friends, family, and survivors of spinal cord injury.
There was exciting news this past week - a man experienced a positive result with olfactory stem cells! I think every step forward makes you evaluate your current lifestyle and what you are doing to keep moving forward. Are you working out? Staying strong? Managing your weight?
I think it's a good time to talk about locomotor training, and therapy geared toward getting you walking. There are many benefits to the body-weight-supported treadmill training. Your body is upright and…Continue
I think it is normal to feel a little inferior about your disability. Many people who don’t have a disability have something (s) that causes them insecurity whether it be their looks, intelligence or their singing voice. Let’s face it, none of us are perfect. We all have shortcomings. However, I fear that many of us look at our disability and feel like we are not a whole person. That we’re unsure of how others may view us, especially in a negative,…Continue
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
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
Hi, my name is Ruby Boyd. I am building a website covering disability issues. I am looking for someone that knows how to write articles and would be interested in writing on a regular basis. Email me and we can discuss it further. firstname.lastname@example.org…Continue
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
On Halloweens past, 9-year-old Caleb McLelland has driven a backhoe with bright yellow wheels, flown through the clouds as Superman and sped into action in his Batmobile. He made all of those transformations in attention-grabbing costumes that incorporated his wheelchair. “His chair is very much a part of him,” Cassie McLelland says of her son,… Continue Reading »
Twenty-five-year-old Perla, who broke her neck in a car accident seven years ago, was the top vote getter among the 100 or so entries to appear in ‘The 7 Line’ calendar,’ an annual promotional pinup featuring attractive young women wearing Mets-inpired clothing. Amanda Perla thought for sure her wheelchair would be an issue. Sure, she… Continue Reading »
People paralysed by spinal cord injuries lose mechanical strength in their leg bones faster, and more significantly, than previously believed, putting them at greater risk for fractures from minor stresses, according to a study* published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. The findings suggest that therapies to maintain bone mass and strength in… Continue Reading »
Panic instantly set in when Sarah-Jane Staszak woke up in her hospital bed and found she couldn’t move. The 40-year-old mother from Blackheath in Sydney’s Blue Mountains had gone to the Royal North Shore Hospital in November last year to relieve the pressure from a herniated disc in her back that left her with intense… Continue Reading »
Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells Millions of paralysis sufferers are today offered the possibility of a cure for the first time after a new technique pioneered by British doctors allowed a man with a severed spinal cord to recover the ability to walk.… Continue Reading »