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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.

Adaptive Outdoor Adventure Sports

Adaptive Outdoor Adventure Sports

Safe thrills from aerial gliding to ziplining.

Para/Medic: A Non-Surgical Option For Shoulder Repair

Para/Medic: A Non-Surgical Option For Shoulder Repair

Q. I’m 55, in my 30th year as a T6 para. I started exercising after a long layoff, overdid it and my right shoulder suddenly became very sore. I tried working through the pain, which made it worse. Transfers are painful and it hurts to push my chair or lift my arm above shoulder level. […]

Para/Medic: Options to Manage Bladder Spasms

Para/Medic: Options to Manage Bladder Spasms

We now have a variety of options to choose from, including oral medications, gels, transdermal patches and Botox. It is extremely important to find …

Permobil Acquires ROHO

Permobil Acquires ROHO

On March 24, Permobil announced its purchase of The ROHO Group, a global leader in wheelchair cushions, skin protection and positioning solutions for wheelchair users. The acquisition marks the next important step in Permobil’s strategy to become a leading healthcare company, providing innovative advanced rehabilitation solutions for people with disabilities. Permobil will continue operations at […]

Dave Sykes: From England to the North Pole

Dave Sykes: From England to the North Pole

On March 22, Dave Sykes, 46, lifted off in his microlight aircraft from Rufforth Airfield near York, England, with the goal of being the first paraplegic to fly to the North Pole — a 5,000 mile flight. Sykes is doing the entire trip solo with no ground support. His wheelchair and survival gear are packed […]

The Tao of Mowing

The Tao of Mowing

I spent Sunday afternoon engaged in my most coveted chore: mowing my back yard, a small field wrapped around granite boulders, with my riding tractor mower. The trees, flowers, grass and weeds in my yard are in the midst of a springtime revival, sudden and exponential growth, and the grass was taking over my yard. […]

Kristi Hruzewicz: Sailing to Paradise — and Beyond

Kristi Hruzewicz: Sailing to Paradise — and Beyond

Para Kristi Hreuzewicz followed her sailing dream to a surprising life beyond her expectations.

Para/Medic: BioFlo, a New Option for Indwelling Catheter Users

Para/Medic: BioFlo, a New Option for Indwelling Catheter Users

At the heart of the BioFlo system, for use with indwelling catheters, is an inline system called the AutoValve.

ABC's "On the Hunt for Handicapped Parking Cheaters"

ABC’s “On the Hunt for Handicapped Parking Cheaters”

On Jan. 10, 2013 ABC News ran a very cool and informative segment called, “On the Hunt for Handicapped Parking Cheaters.” During the six-minute report they followed undercover investigators from the California Department of Motor Vehicles as they looked for people using someone else’s placard — in this case they set up on a street […]

Para/Medic: Options For Dealing With Hemorrhoids

Para/Medic: Options For Dealing With Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are extremely common in people with SCI, and the longer you have been injured, the more likely you are to get them.