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
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
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. email@example.com…Continue
Five months recording, three months editing and post-producing, one GoPro 3 + Black edition, seven different camera positions, mounted on a Power Wheelchair and myself. A GoPro specially modified remote-control to use it hands-free, 15+ long rides to the Amsterdam Forest and a custom-made Soundtrack edit to fit to perfection each frame. All this to… Continue Reading »
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Harvesting a pair of pheasants could be considered a success for any hunter. But for 45-year-old Troy Bird, those two kills represented something much more. “What he gets out of it is just getting outside,” Bird’s friend and hunting partner Paul Roskelly said. “Also, going and getting his own food. It… Continue Reading »
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Experimental wheelchairs and exoskeletons controlled by thought alone offer surprising insights into the brain, neuroscientists reported on Monday. New technologies offer a window into how the brain creates movement. Best known for his experimental exoskeleton that helped a paralyzed man kick the opening ball for June’s World Cup in Brazil, Duke University neuroscientist Miguel… Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »