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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…Continue
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!
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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.
Hi every one hope all of you are having a awesome new year .i have been off line for a while I have had lots of things going on in my life not bad but great things I'm trying to get a group meetings going on in Bakersfield we really need one and I have 2 beautiful grandchildren boy and a girl and I feel awesome to be a grandma and to top it off I finally got my new home this year started out blessed god is good amen... well let me how your year is going.......Continue
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
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
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
I wanted to see what everyone had to say about exercise regimens. I'm an incomplete C6 C7 and while I maintain some use of my arms and legs I deal with chronic pain. After my injury I gained about 30 pounds and since I've dropped about 20- 25.I'm…Continue
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
Derived from human pluripotent stem cells, these diverse cells advance disease modeling and may provide new, scalable source of replacement cells for spinal cord injuries Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that they have successfully created spinal cord neural stem cells (NSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) that differentiate… Continue Reading »
A man who rehabilitated from a spinal cord injury at Craig Hospital now works there and is giving back to others. Christopher Luna grew up in a small central Texas town of around 1,400 people and wanted to experience more. So, he spent a summer in Colorado backpacking, hiking, kayaking and rock-climbing. “During one of… Continue Reading »
Quadriplegic turned inspirational speaker: “When you’re faced with adversity, you have two basic choices. Curse the darkness or light a candle.” Billy Keenan said he had it all. “At that moment in time, I was living my best life,” he said. “My wife and children were happy and healthy. At 46, I was in the… Continue Reading »
Beach Trax is a lightweight, foldable temporary pathway designed to increase access for wheelchair users over uneven terrain such as sand, gravel, dirt, or grass. The latest design provides universal access to wheelchair users, pedestrians, carts and strollers. With Beach Trax, you can spend more time doing the things you want and need to do,… Continue Reading »
Spinal cord injury (SCI) commonly results in paralysis from the injury site down, even when the spinal cord hasn’t been severed completely. The remaining nerve cells that might bridge the gap appear to switch off, resulting in total loss of muscle control and sensation. Scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital have now identified a small molecule… Continue Reading »