About Bob Vogel

A wheelchair user since 1985, Bob Vogel is an adventurer at heart and has written about experiences ranging from scuba diving to hang gliding. He works from his Loomis, Calif., home where he is on his greatest and most rewarding adventure yet, being a dad to his 12-year-old daughter, Sarah, with the help of Schatzie, his German Shepherd service dog.

February 2016

Epi-Stim: Open Up Pleasure Pathways for Paras and Quads

By |February 1st, 2016|

Bob Vogel reveals sexual performance gains for paras and quads in epidural stimulation trials

Para/Medic: SCI and Low Testosterone Levels

By |February 1st, 2016|

I’m always tired, have difficulty focusing on tasks and have lost enthusiasm for going out and doing my usual sports of handcycling and swimming.

December 2015

Help Protect Our Reimbursement Rights!

By |December 8th, 2015|

Starting Jan. 1, Medicare will make drastic reimbursement cuts as high as 30 to 40 percent or more on wheelchair complex rehab components — this [...]

Wintertime Fun Sport Options

By |December 1st, 2015|

Winter is here and Mother Nature is covering colder climes in her annual blanket of snow. With the right adaptive equipment mounted on skis, her [...]

Para/Medic: Bladder Irrigant Solutions for UTI Reduction

By |December 1st, 2015|

Q. I’m in my 23rd year as a T9 para. I manage my bladder with intermittent catheterization, drink plenty of water and cath at least [...]

November 2015

Enter the Kick-Ass Track Chair

By |November 1st, 2015|

The Ripchair has generated a lot of media buzz and for good reason.

Spinergy ZX-1 Changes Manual into Power Chair

By |November 1st, 2015|

Wheelers with limited arm movement had to choose between a manual chair and power chair. This changed when Spinergy introduced the ZX-1.

Test Drive: Smartdrive MX2 Power Assist

By |November 1st, 2015|

SmartDrive is a motor and drive-wheel unit that quick connects onto a hitch mounted on the center of the camber tube on a manual wheelchair.

Funding for Wheelchair Equipment in Serious Jeopardy

By |November 1st, 2015|

How can making wheelchairs more expensive and harder to obtain be good for anyone?

October 2015

Update: Medicare to Cut Wheelchair “Accessories”

By |October 19th, 2015|

What is CMS thinking? How can making wheelchairs more expensive and harder to obtain be good for anyone? A few weeks ago, I [...]

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