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Jennifer Aguas is now a member of Pushrim
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BEN DARBY replied to Annalee Kovaltchouk's discussion Hardware removal
"I can relate to your pain.wish I had good advise but everyone is so different.I had some hardware removed and it helped a very little.Im a t8 complete para and my pain gets worse no matter what drugs I take it sucks!"
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Ballard SCI Life Series Group at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital

November 26, 2014 from 3:30pm to 5pm
For our next meeting it will be a Pot Luck so please RSVP?Triumph Foundation invites you to join us at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital for our SCI Life Series Support Group. Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital is located at 1760 W. 16th St., San…See More
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Let's Talk Treadmill

Posted by Kristin McNealus on October 29, 2014 at 12:36pm 0 Comments

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…


Health care attendant need it for the weekend

Posted by Richard Bell on October 27, 2014 at 10:15am 2 Comments

This is on behalf of one of our members Vanessa Osman.

Hello! Good Morning!

I'm in need of caregiver especially for the weekend shift (Friday 7am-Monday 7am). I'm ready to hire someone immediately.

Would you be willing to post this somewhere or at least give me an idea of where else I can post it? Perhaps you will come up with something I haven't even thought of…

Thank you in advance, from the bottom of my heart.

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Hi, everyone

Posted by Harold Gonzalez on October 21, 2014 at 12:22pm 0 Comments

My first post, Google

the blog

Posted by sergio K ludwig on October 14, 2014 at 10:23pm 3 Comments

What's up. This crippled shit sucks . I fucken hate it.OK I'm sorry I had to say that I think u guys would feel the same way. So now I'm trying to find out what is my next move what do I do with my life would I ever have a normal would I be able to survive on my own .can I make money could I eve hang out the same could I ever have a girlfriend man all that shit is in my head. I have answers now ima make a move I would let u guys know what's good oh and that's me by the way haha chea

Episode 45 "PUSH GIRL" Chelsie HILL

Posted by Richard Bell on September 26, 2014 at 10:02am 3 Comments

In this episode, we interview our friend Chelsie Hill from PushGirl. She has a lot to share, so enjoy…

Badge of Honor

Posted by Jeff Charlebois on August 14, 2014 at 12:19pm 1 Comment

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,…



Hardware removal

Started by Annalee Kovaltchouk in Care. Last reply by BEN DARBY 11 hours ago. 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. 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. 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

I thought us women love to talk LOL

Started by Nikki Taylor in Women In Motion. Last reply by Sarah Bettencourt Oct 1. 4 Replies

Hi chica's! This is a really great idea for a site!

Looking for a writer on disability issues!

Started by Ruby Boyd in Work, School and Money. Last reply by Dr. Boris E. Del Cid, D.C. Oct 1. 1 Reply

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. ruby0108@att.net…Continue

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Moving to SoCal area from South Carolina

Started by Dexter in Care Sep 23. 0 Replies

I need some advice on good areas to live and I want to secure a lil hustle job before I move there. Email me at Dexterrutledge@aol.com and put pushrim in subject line so I know it's about this...

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Laboratory Breakthrough Offers Promise for Spinal Cord Injury Patients to Breathe on Their Own Again

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Case Western Reserve Researcher Presents Findings that Could Free Patients from Ventilators – Even Years after Injury Case Western Reserve researchers have developed a procedure that restores function to muscles involved in the control of breathing – even when they have been paralyzed for more than a year. The breakthrough offers hope that one day… Continue Reading »

Do spinal cord injuries cause subsequent brain damage?

University Of Maryland School Of Medicine

University Of Maryland School Of Medicine researchers find that spinal cord injuries can cause brain degeneration Baltimore, Md., November 14, 2014–Most research on spinal cord injuries has focused on effects due to spinal cord damage and scientists have neglected the effects on brain function. University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) researchers have found… Continue Reading »

Paralyzed Bride Is Going To Be A Mom With Help Of Surrogate

Paralyzed Bride Is Going To Be A Mom

“The accident made me want kids even more.” -Rachelle Friedman Knightdale, NC — Rachelle Friedman loves to shop. The problem is she doesn’t know if she should buy baby clothes for a boy or a girl. “Who knows what it’s going to be? I don’t know what I’m leaning toward. There’s good in both. I’d… Continue Reading »

Colourful ramps help make businesses more accessible


A few Charlottetown businesses will soon be more accessible thanks to a new program that bridges a gap that kept some customers out in the past. Spinal Cord Injury P.E.I. is providing the brightly coloured ramps so businesses can become more accessible. The StopGap Community Ramp Project originated in Ontario, but the P.E.I. group brought… Continue Reading »

Electrical Stimulation Could Improve Bladder Function in People with Spinal Cord Injuries

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Promising results in rats address major health problem for paralyzed individuals Newswise — When individuals suffer a spinal cord injury, paralysis is only a part of the major impact on quality of life. Often they also lose bladder control, which frequently causes infections that can lead to kidney damage. To address this problem, scientists used… Continue Reading »



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