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Wheelchair Track Program Receives Big Donation

Wheelchair Track Program Receives Big Donation

The University of Illinois wheelchair track program, which was recently designated a U.S. Paralympic training site, has recently upgraded its equipment and moved into a larger renovated facility on campus. “We have a nice, big, spacious area, instead of being cramped in a room with chairs everywhere,” Paralympic champion Tatyana McFadden told the Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette. […]

Nasal Stem Cell Transplant Enables Some Recovery In Man With SCI

Nasal Stem Cell Transplant Enables Some Recovery In Man With SCI

In 2010 Darek Fidyka, a man from Poland who was 36 at the time, was attacked and stabbed repeatedly with a knife, which partially cut his spinal cord and left him a paraplegic. Two years after his injury he underwent an experimental therapy transplanting olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) — stem cells that form the sense […]

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Meds with Hydrocodone Now Harder to Obtain

As of Oct. 6, 2014, people prescribed painkillers containing hydrocodone must visit their doctor’s office to pick up a prescription for the medicine in person, since the drug has been reclassified as Schedule II. Previously it had been classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency as a schedule III drug, meaning doctors could call the […]

16 Exercises for Quads

16 Exercises for Quads

The following 16 exercises and more can be found at PhysioTherapy Exercises for people with injuries and disabilities. Even though most of the illustrations depict a para, these exercises are designed to help quads strengthen their arms and shoulders with the assistance of a physical therapist. 1. Elbow extensor strengthening with pulleys Therapist’s aim: To […]

Working: Beating the Odds

Working: Beating the Odds

With a thorough understanding of the rules of the game, we can work part-time while getting benefits — or transition to full-time.

Archaeology of a Woman

Archaeology of a Woman

Sharon Greytak brings her disability perspective to a film about moms, daughters, mystery and dementia.

Parenting by the Numbers

Parenting by the Numbers

Raising five children and 14 grandchildren from a wheelchair? How does Tammy Johnson do it?

Race of Truth

Race of Truth

Will Lachenauer tackles the Tour de Nez, a handcycling test of speed and endurance, and finds it’s about more than winning.

Exercises for Quads

Exercises for Quads

It isn’t easy finding ways to exercise when you’re a quad. Here are some fitness tips for those with limited arm function.

NM Turns 25: Our Journey, 2010-2014

NM Turns 25: Our Journey, 2010-2014

Our final installment of New Mobility’s 25th anniversary “Legacy” section brings us to the present.