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.

February 2014

Healing the Crooked Spine: Solving Posture Problems

By | February 1st, 2014|

Our bodies may be bent, but changing habits and getting the right aids and equipment can make a difference.

December 2013

7 Tips for Avoiding SCI Health Complications

By | December 2nd, 2013|

Fitness helps the body operate relatively free of pain, and fosters optimism, a sense of well-being and control. Avoiding spinal cord injury health [...]

September 2013

E-Stim for Wellness

By | September 1st, 2013|

E-stim, whether employed in FES cycling or an exciting new application of rowing exercise, offers health benefits that can improve our lives in very real ways.

July 2013

Strategies for Managing Disability-Related Pain

By | July 1st, 2013|

Pain — whether related to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, amputation, neuromuscular disease, post-polio sequelae, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy or other conditions — is the [...]

May 2013

Nutrition & Supplements

By | May 1st, 2013|

Illustration by Doug Davis Wheelers deal with a variety of common maladies — ranging from inflammatory pain to constipation — and often come [...]

March 2013

All in the Family: Dealing With Dysfunction

By | March 1st, 2013|

Illustration by Doug Davis Think of a family as a mobile hanging from the ceiling. Moving one of the hanging objects sets all [...]

November 2012

Spinal Cord Injury and Aging

By | November 1st, 2012|

The oft-cited sentiment regarding aging states that getting old is not for sissies. Let’s add another: Inside every old person is a young one trying [...]

April 2012

Staying Positive: How to Survive Medical Complications

By | April 1st, 2012|

When medical complications intrude, we feel an oppressive weight on our bodies and minds. The thought of having to spend time down in bed can drain our hope. But there are things we can do to stay positive.

November 2011

Overcoming Depression

By | November 1st, 2011|

Painting by Tony Noguiera Hang out at a rehab hospital for any amount of time and you’ll probably overhear some iteration of the [...]

November 2009

Homemade Equipment

By | November 1st, 2009|

The minute we bump up against a new equipment-related problem, we usually pick up the phone or click on Google in search of some solution [...]

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