About Richard Holicky

Two years post-spinal cord injury, Richard Holicky got his start with NM in 1991 following a chance encounter with Barry Corbet, and he has contributed stories every year since. He wrote for Craig Rehabilitation Hospital’s research department, at first full-time, and as a consultant from 1997 until 2014. In 2010 he was instrumental in creating, then facilitating the three-part Reinventing Yourself study, which focuses on wheelers new and old, and family caregivers. Holicky has also penned an SCI caregiver’s manual and Roll Models, a “survivor’s manual” for people with new spinal cord injuries.

August 2016

What You Need to Know About Bladder Cancer and SCI

By | August 1st, 2016|

The risk of bladder cancer for people with spinal cord injuries is 15 times higher than that of the general population, but there are ways to even the odds.

May 2016

Ottobock C-Brace: Normalizing the Gait Cycle

By | May 2nd, 2016|

Users are raving about Ottobock’s C-Brace, a new high-tech Knee/Ankle/Foot/Orthosis.

January 2016

Helpful Tips for Healthy Lungs

By | January 1st, 2016|

Keeping your lungs free of mucus could be the difference between staying healthy and staying in bed.

November 2015

Smart Homes Get Smarter

By | November 1st, 2015|

Environmental control units can be your friends, making life simpler and easier.

May 2015

The Transformation of Regan Linton

By | May 1st, 2015|

Just like everyone, she had doubts and fears after her spinal cord injury. But for actor Regan Linton, that identity crisis led to a career of role-playing — and it was on the stage that she discovered her true self.

April 2015

Coming Soon: Vertical Robotic Rehab

By | April 1st, 2015|

Improved versions of three different types of lower body exoskeletons are in use at various rehab facilities across the United States and throughout Europe.

October 2014

Exercises for Quads

By | October 1st, 2014|

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

August 2014

Aging With SCI: Good News, Bad News

By | August 1st, 2014|

Living longer means we face the typical trials of aging on top of chronic disability issues.

June 2014

My Dinner With Death

By | June 1st, 2014|

What’s wrong with assisted suicide?” my friends asked. “If people want to die, who are we to stop them?”

April 2014

Colostomy: Pros and Cons

By | April 1st, 2014|

The word inspires fear, but the practical benefits may be worth it.

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