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.

April 2016

Sticker Shock: Understanding DME Prices

By | April 1st, 2016|

At NM, we get a lot of questions about why disability equipment costs so much. With the current climate of shrinking insurance coverage and narrowing options, we decided to follow the money as far as we could.

Wheelchair Cushions: How a Flawed System Affects Cost and Quality

By | April 1st, 2016|

A high quality, properly fitting cushion is arguably the most crucial complex rehab DME product for people with SCI.

Para/Medic: Fracture Risk and Treatment Options with SCI

By | April 1st, 2016|

According to a 2005 research publication, people with SCI have a 40 percent incidence of fractures to the lower extremities.

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.

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