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Episode 52 - Actress/Model Angela Rockwood (Parental Advisory Warning)

Posted by Richard Bell on June 14, 2016 at 9:18am 0 Comments

In this episode we talk with our friend Angela Rockwood about her road to recovery, and all of the wonderful things she is involved with.


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Twitter i@angelarockwood…


Episode 50 - Back to Driving

Posted by Richard Bell on April 19, 2016 at 9:30am 0 Comments

On this episode we talk about getting back behind the wheel with Sandra Okada.


Department of Rehab






push nation fest is 1 week away!

Posted by Push Nation Festival on April 15, 2016 at 2:14pm 0 Comments

Hi everyone

We are PushNationFest2016! :D  And would like to invite all of you to our event happening in 1 week! (so exciting)! 

It's in the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa,FL and it's on Friday 2-8pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. There's going to be a lot fun activities to do, inspirational speakers, and free raffles to win cool prizes.

If you're interested or want to know more follow us on social media @pushnationfest to…


Cripper Review by Quadtools

Posted by Ray on March 22, 2016 at 6:31pm 1 Comment

Help Pushrim reach 1,000 followers

Posted by Jessica on February 24, 2016 at 1:25pm 0 Comments

Please be sure to like Pushrim Foundation's facebook page and share with friends. Help my friends Ray Pizarro and Richard Bell reach 1,000 followers.

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SCI Research; Under Five Years?

Posted by Jeff Charlebois on February 23, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments



Five Years?



This year, while visiting the family in Florida for my annual holiday vacation, I ventured over to The Miami Project to get an evaluation and see if there was anything new in the world of spinal cord injury (SCI) research. The Miami Project began in 1985 when Marc, the…



Pushrims for Quads?

Started by DEAN RAGONE in Equipment. Last reply by Brandon Handel Jun 16. 30 Replies

I am a c5-6 incomplete quad, I currently have my rims dipped in a rubber substance that over the years has changed and as a result I am having a harder time getting a good grip. Any quads out there use plastic coating, or something else for grip?…Continue

Tags: Pushrims

Wheel Locks

Started by Jack "Spike" Spiker in Classifieds May 31. 0 Replies

INVACARE / Hideaway Undermount Wheel Locks (HUMW)RT 9153647739 Part# 1093376 and LT 9153647740 / Part # 1093377 - (brackets not included) Paid $145 each .. Selling for $190.00 for the pair. Text if interested(818) two six eight — 7117Continue

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New RibGrips Handrims - Pushrims

Started by Brandon Handel in Equipment May 7. 0 Replies

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

Tags: Wheelchair, Pushrims, Handrims, #RibGrips

We are here to help!

Started by Push Nation Festival in Care May 2. 0 Replies

Hi everyone! I'd just like to take a few minutes of your time to show you what Push Nation Fest was this year and what it does for the paralysis community.  The video, that you can find with the link below, shows what we did for everyone who…Continue

FREE air pump/mattress in nj/ny area [span america pressureguard apm2]...

Started by jerzy in Classifieds. Last reply by jerzy May 2. 1 Reply

i'm posting this on a few other sci themed forums hoping that it'll reach someone relatively local to me who might be in need of such but can't afford it... as above, it's free if someone actually has a sore, no insurance or funds to buy one, and…Continue

for sale my 1960 ford fairlane full custom car, show winner, multiple magazine featured - in nj/nyc area...

Started by jerzy in Classifieds May 2. 0 Replies

asking 23k or best offer... i have to sell my beautiful '60 fairlane kustom ride as i'm no longer able to transfer in/out of it on my own...i'm just getting old and physically deteriorated and need to sell it to get funds for another cool set of ol…Continue

The Spinal Cord Injury Zone

Teens with spinal injuries bolster recovery with decade-long friendship

At Kennedy Krieger Institute, Grace Meek, 17, far left, and Morgan Dunnigan, 16, far right, play a game with their occupational therapists, Brooke Meyer, second from left (for Meek), and Meredith Budai, second from right (for Dunnigan). (Algerina Perna / Baltimore Sun)

A rehabilitation gym at the Kennedy Krieger Institute was once a play space for Morgan Dunnigan and Grace Meek. Despite the seriousness of their spinal cord injuries, the girls, then 6 and 7, squirted water at their doctors and visitors with syringes. They “raced” during balancing exercises. They even had Grace’s father’s toenails painted. So… Continue Reading »

The Apple Watch Will Soon Track Fitness for Wheelchair Users


Fitness trackers routinely measure physical activity such as running and cycling and encourage people to stand up and walk around throughout the day. But if you’re in a wheelchair, you’re out of luck. Apple wants to change that with an upcoming Apple Watch feature announced Monday. Instead of standing breaks, people in wheelchairs will be… Continue Reading »

World’s First Child-Sized Exoskeleton Aims To Improve Quality Of Life Of Kids With Spinal Muscular Atrophy


A research team in Spain has developed the world’s first exoskeleton prototype to help disabled children learn how to walk and sustain mobility. The exoskeleton comes with long support rods that adjust to the legs and torso of a child with spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA. The prototype, which weighs 26 pounds and cost $56,000… Continue Reading »

Dr. Arthur Jenkins giving TED-style: spinal cord injury and proposed changes

Dr. Arthur Jenkins giving TED-style: spinal cord injury and proposed changes

Dr. Arthur L. Jenkins, III MD FACS giving a TED-style talk at the NY Symposium on Neurological Emergencies and Neurocritical Care. Dr. Jenkins discusses the scope and costs of the impact of spinal cord injury on society, summarizes the current state of art for treatment, and the need to radically alter the way clinical trials… Continue Reading »

Quadriplegic teacher returns to classroom after surfing accident

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THIELLS, NY (News 12 Hudson Valley) – A history teacher in New York has returned to the classroom after a surfing accident left him a quadriplegic. Some people say Bill Keenan had every excuse to curl up in a ball and be defined by his injury. And that’s what could have happened to the Army veteran, athlete… Continue Reading »


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