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Luke Stewart is now a member of Pushrim
Jun 11
Hereward Tresidder posted a blog post

Are walkers welcome?

Is this site only for wheelchair users, or are there any walkers like me?See More
May 1
Hereward Tresidder posted a status
"Is this site only for wheelchair users, or are there any walkers like me?"
May 1
Hereward Tresidder posted a status
"Trying to find explanations for my variable walking ability - sometimes I’m fine and balanced, others I can hardly lift my feet."
May 1
Hereward Tresidder is now a member of Pushrim
Apr 30
alexander aichner left a comment for Marissa
"hi marissa, hope you are fine!! a smile from here to you! :-)"
Apr 8
Lloyd Saposnek posted a video

C3/4 Quadriplegic Leg Stretching/Massaging Routine in Bed

This video shows you how to stretch & massage a quadriplegic's legs while in bed. Quadriplegic C3/4 Spinal Cord Injury leg workout! Quadriplegics need a lot ...
Feb 23
Lloyd Saposnek posted a blog post

Can't use a remote control to work your TV, you must get a Fire TV Cube.

Hi fellow quads who can't access holding down a button on your remote. This video is for high-level quadriplegics who can only access their voice to control the TV. The Amazon Fire TV Cube is all controlled by your voice via Alexa but I edited the…See More
Feb 23

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Are walkers welcome?

Posted by Hereward Tresidder on May 1, 2022 at 3:47am 0 Comments

Is this site only for wheelchair users, or are there any walkers like me?

Can't use a remote control to work your TV, you must get a Fire TV Cube.

Posted by Lloyd Saposnek on February 23, 2022 at 5:05pm 0 Comments

Hi fellow quads who can't access holding down a button on your remote. This video is for high-level quadriplegics who can only access their voice to control the TV. The Amazon Fire TV Cube is all controlled by your…

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Bed sores, pressure sores, pressure injuries, decubitus ulcers

Posted by Richard DeRoberts on August 11, 2021 at 7:44am 0 Comments

Hello everyone,

I am Richard DeRoberts, CEO of Wellray Medical Laser, Inc. We manufacture laser pain mitigation and wound healing devices. These devices are FDA cleared and may be sold by prescription and over-the-counter. We have a website: www.wellray.us . What I would like to tell you about our products is that they actually work. The Softcure 96 device uses 96 true coherent lasers, not light emitting diodes (LED's). This device will heal…

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SCI Thrive: Efficacy of a Peer-led Online Self-Management Program.

Posted by Rudy Fimbres on February 14, 2021 at 10:00am 0 Comments

SCI Thrive: Efficacy of a Peer-led Online Self-Management Program. This research is funded by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT04059718 and University of Washington Human Subjects: STUDY00006621).

SCI Thrive is a Peer-Led Online Self-Management program for people with spinal cord injuries. The goal…

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Is this site active?

Posted by Elizabeth Marie Cole on July 3, 2020 at 11:47am 4 Comments

I really joined because I want to communicate with people who have been through or are going through my shoes now. I have a lot of questions. Just no one to answer me them. Please feel free to reach out to me. We can build up each other. Help one another. I’m so tired of being the only person in my whole town that is in a wheelchair. The stares, the smart comments etc. The little town I’m from. I’m the only paraplegic in the county. We don’t have any support groups. My parents have been…

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Looking for advice 1 year anniversary of my spinal cord injury is close.

Posted by Elizabeth Marie Cole on July 3, 2020 at 9:57am 4 Comments

August 10th, 2019. I was involved in a single car accident. I was ejected and hit a tree I’m told. I don’t really remember much about my accident. The only thing I do remember was waking up in the hospital an I couldn’t feel or move my legs. The doctors then told me I was a T5 complete paraplegic. I would never walk again. With my one year anniversary coming up soon my mind is all over. Plus depression is still there. Any advice I’m happy to accept. I’m still learning basic task but am getting… Continue

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Accademics/ Career

Started by Gabriel Aro in Care Feb 20. 0 Replies

Dear friends,Are there scholarship opportunities available for members of this community, or useful information on scholarship opportunities?Continue

Spinal Cord Injury Survey

Started by Spinal Cord Injury UofCalgary in Clinical Trials. Last reply by Spinal Cord Injury UofCalgary May 23, 2021. 2 Replies

Dear potential partners in spinal cord injury research, I am contacting you today on behalf of the research team of Dr. Aaron Phillips at the University of Calgary. Our team researches autonomic function in the context of spinal cord injury. We are…Continue

Anyone else in Middle Tennessee?

Started by Chad in Life May 23, 2021. 0 Replies

Looking for anyone that may want to ride with me. I have ran out of catheters for a few days an I’m trying to find anywhere they’re open.

Paraplegics... What type of vehicle do you drive?

Started by Nathan McEleney in Equipment. Last reply by Jonathan Dotson Jan 17, 2021. 1 Reply

I'm brand new here and just came to discuss one thing.I've been a para for over 20 years and have only driven large 2-door cars, but they just don't make them anymore.I'm wondering what Make/Model/Year vehicles you guys drive and what type of…Continue

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christmas

Started by Paula Reyes in Care Dec 23, 2020. 0 Replies

Hi there everyone hope your all doing well let me know what you are all doing for Christmas and i just want to send all my blessings to everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from my family to yours i send my love to you.Continue

Help me promote my YouTube channel

Started by Lloyd Saposnek in Life Oct 1, 2020. 0 Replies

Hi fellow quads & paras & everyone else,.I created a youtube channel called the quad whisperer chronicles since my voice died--I can only whisper so I'm going to be doing mostly disability-related topics along with ASMR.This is what my…Continue

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Mason Ellis Finally Fixed His Health Issue – Quadriplegic (C5, C6, C7)

After suffering a spinal cord injury, there are a lot of secondary complications that go along with paralysis, such as pressure sores, muscle spasms, urinary tract infections, and autonomic dysreflexia. In this video, Mason will tell you about a medical issue he experienced, and something he wish he had known a while back that would… Continue Reading »

‘My Life Matters’: Resilience After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

Life did not end on March 26, 2010. In between classes, Drew Clayborn attempted a backflip. He landed on his head, broke his neck and received CPR until medics arrived at Walled Lake Central High School near Detroit. He woke up at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital unable to feel anything below… Continue Reading »

Birmingham research brings hope for spinal cord injury treatment

BIRMINGHAM, England, May 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Scientists from the University of Birmingham have shown an existing drug may reduce damage after spinal cord injury, by blocking the inflammatory response in the spinal cord. Their research, published today in Clinical and Translational Medicine, demonstrates that AZD1236, a drug developed by AstraZeneca, can significantly reduce ‘secondary… Continue Reading »

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2022

Today, Friday 13 May we are marking Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2022 (SCIAD) We lead this annual event to raise awareness of spinal cord injury and highlight the challenges spinal cord injured (SCI) people face on a daily basis. This year’s theme is all about the everyday challenges faced by SCI people. We know… Continue Reading »

T cells block nerve cell regeneration with age, but can be reversed – mice study

New research in mice shows T cells prevent damaged nerve cells from regenerating due to a reversible, ageing-related mechanism. Previous research has shown that ageing impacts the ability of nerve cells to regenerate following an injury, which can impact recovery and lead to long-term disability. However, the biological mechanisms underlying this regenerative decline are poorly… Continue Reading »
 
 
 

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