Jason Becker was a world-class guitar player when ALS struck. 25 years later, he’s still making music.
A lot of us are anticipating a miracle drug that will allow us to shed our wheels to walk again, or at least live a pain-free life.
In 2005, Chanda Hinton Leichtle started The Chanda Plan Foundation, hoping to offer acupuncture, massage, chiropractic care and adaptive yoga to people with disabilities. Having experienced the benefits of these integrative therapies, her initial dream was to offer funding for those who can’t afford or lacked insurance coverage for the alternative integrative therapies. The Chanda […]
With fuel prices stuck on high, using better planning, driving and vehicle maintenance practices can help you get more miles to the gallons and better value as you top off your tank. Frank Kelly, wheelchair user and certified mobility consultant for IMED Mobility, Roseville, Minn., says while newer vans are getting better mileage, he knows […]
As wheelchair-using travelers, we must find creative solutions to be able to go where we want — at an affordable cost. NM talks with four couples whose wanderlust took them to farflung national destinations.
For most wheelers, catheterizing comes with a disability of MS, SCI, polio, spina bifida or other condition that can cause your brain and bladder to stop talking to one another. Cathing helps relieve the bladder, but for women who cath, a shorter urethra causes a higher risk than men of contracting urinary tract infections. With […]
Miracle Boy Grows Up: How the Disability Rights Revolution Saved My Sanity. By Ben Mattlin. Reviewed by Roxanne Furlong
As we all know, sitting in a chair all day can create stiffness, muscle loss and weight gain. Add to that tension, stress and fatigue if you are working at a computer for hours at a time. With a well-planned “desk-ercise” routine, you can eliminate or at least alleviate side effects due to a seated […]
Book Review: 22 Accessible Road Trips, by Candy Harrington. Reviewed by Roxanne Furlong
You know the story — or maybe you don’t. As a 13-year-old kid, Matthew Sanford was in a car accident that killed his mother and sister and injured him at T4. Later in life, a yoga instructor taught him to “take his legs wide” and he realized it had been 12 years since he’d done […]