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Three Easy Ways to Get the Most out of Wheelchair Manufacturer Websites

Three Easy Ways to Get the Most out of Wheelchair Manufacturer Websites

From interactive features to Facebook pages to YouTube channels, this past year has delivered wheelchair manufacturer websites with more consumer resources than ever. Many of these sites offer a consumer-controlled multimedia experience, where from your computer, smart phone or tablet, you can access an astounding array of comparison shopping information on the latest wheelchairs. 1. […]

One way to protect your skin while using a lift like this is to sit on your wheelchair cushion.

‘Beyond the Chair’ Skin Protection

During our daily lives we wheelchair users sit on a variety of surfaces that we may not think of in terms of cushioning, but should. Here are some “skin danger culprits” and options to cushion them and protect your skin.

We're Wheelie Cooking Now

We’re Wheelie Cooking Now

For info and tips about cooking with a disability, check out this blog, a place to share tips and ideas of how to cook with limited dexterity, reach and energy.

Neurotech for Pain and Bladder Control

Neurotech for Pain and Bladder Control

Neurotechnology, the application of medical electronics to the human nervous system, is a field that addresses many needs of people with disabilities.

Chanda Hinton Leichtle

The Chanda Plan for Health

In 2005, Chanda Hinton Leichtle started The Chanda Plan Foundation, hoping to offer acupuncture, massage, chiropractic care and adaptive yoga to people with disabilities. Having experienced the benefits of these integrative therapies, her initial dream was to offer funding for those who can’t afford or lacked insurance coverage for the alternative integrative therapies. The Chanda […]

Hydrophilic Catheters May Reduce UTI Risk But Need a Separate Code

In the past, urinary tract infections were the primary cause of death for people with spinal cord injury. Today, those with SCI continue to have urinary tract complications, with UTI remaining the number one cause of hospital readmission. However, advances in intermittent catheterization — namely the use of hydrophilic-coated catheters — have reduced the risk […]

When Bob Vogel feels his energy dragging in the afternoon, he jumps on his trainer.

Handcycle Trainers for Fitness

In NEW MOBILITY’S September cover story, “E-Stim for Wellness,” Richard Holicky reported that the daily activities of the average person with SCI are not enough to maintain cardiovascular fitness, which results in high rates of cardiovascular disease, obesity, adult onset diabetes and high cholesterol among the SCI population. One of the benefits of FES is […]

Basics of Buying an Adaptive Van

Basics of Buying an Adaptive Van

Buying an adaptive van, especially a new one, may seem to be off the charts for many of us. To get a better idea of how to reduce costs and search out possible funding sources, I talked with Mike Neher, C6-7 quad and manager at Performance Mobility, a reputable dealer in the Portland, Ore., area […]

11 Fuel-Saving Strategies for 2014

11 Fuel-Saving Strategies for 2014

With fuel prices stuck on high, using better planning, driving and vehicle maintenance practices can help you get more miles to the gallons and better value as you top off your tank. Frank Kelly, wheelchair user and certified mobility consultant for IMED Mobility, Roseville, Minn., says while newer vans are getting better mileage, he knows […]

Crowdsourcing for Care and Cure

Crowdsourcing for Care and Cure

Crowdsourcing has the potential to change how medical research is both funded and carried out — and this could have a major impact in the quest to cure SCI, MS and many other disabilities. Every aspect of research, from deciding what to study, to designing clinical trials, to finding subjects, may get an Internet-powered makeover. […]