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Adaptive Yoga: No More Wheelchair Floating

Adaptive Yoga: No More Wheelchair Floating

The wheelchair can be one of the most helpful things in the world, getting you from Point A to Point B if you can’t walk, but it can also act as a barrier between you and the rest of the world and the energy most people feel while walking. This energy is some invigorating, buzzing […]

Dancing at Wedding Receptions

Dancing at Wedding Receptions

With wedding season about to begin, the fears of having to dance at wedding receptions is once again rearing its ugly head in the psyches of wheelchair-users across the country. It’s funny how much a spinal cord injury can change the way we view things. Before my injury, I was obsessed with wedding receptions and […]

Disabled Russians Face Major Access Barriers

Disabled Russians Face Major Access Barriers

“There are no invalids in the USSR.” This was the laughable, official statement from the Russian government when asked if they were planning to send any disabled athletes to the first Paralympic games back in 1980. A cheeky response; just what you’d expect from a Communist government obsessed with molding the perfect society. And sadly,  […]

Kerry Coe: Will Skydive for New Wheelchair

Kerry Coe: Will Skydive for New Wheelchair

When your bank account is empty and your health insurance won’t cough up the dough, how do you get a new wheelchair? Why, through fundraising of course, and British mum Kerry Coe, who has a little girl and a little boy both under the age of 3, has come up with an ingenious way to […]

Kefty — The Ultimate Wheelchair Workout Gadget

Kefty — The Ultimate Wheelchair Workout Gadget

Trying to get a decent workout in a wheelchair has never been the easiest. Devices exist, but they’re either too expensive or only usable by people with specific abilities. Personally, I’ve never been able to afford any of the good ones, like the thousands of dollars Vitaglide, or the wheelchair universal home gym that can […]

Would You Date a Wheelchair User?

Would You Date a Wheelchair User?

As a single lady wheelchair user in the dating scene currently, I know exactly what’s going on, like exactly, in the mind of the typical straight American male. And let me share with you a bit of what I’ve discovered — it’s just as dismal as you’d expect. The biggest hurdle I keep coming across […]

7 Gotta-Try Summertime Adaptive Sports

7 Gotta-Try Summertime Adaptive Sports

When you’re in rehab, therapists inundate you with dozens of recreational ideas, and chances are you were dealing with depression at the time and didn’t try any of them. But maybe now, if many years have passed, you’re finally ready to try one of these adaptive sports. But the big question remains — which one […]

7 Music Festival Survival Rules for Wheelchair Users

7 Music Festival Survival Rules for Wheelchair Users

Music festivals are without question one of the biggest things I look forward to every summer. After all, as a quadriplegic confirmed as a Presbyterian, raised by a Catholic mother and heavily influenced by New Agers as a little girl, I’m one odd duck. The people at these festivals are my people. They’re just as […]

FunSizedStyle: Beauty Vlogger with OI

FunSizedStyle: Beauty Vlogger with OI

Michaela, a sassy beauty-obsessed teenager with osteogenesis imperfecta from Kawkawlin, Mich., has been blasting up YouTube with her fabulous beauty videos over the last year, and watch out world, her fan base has is surging. It’s not every day you see a fashion vlogger who looks the away Michaela does, and I’m guessing that’s one […]

Israeli-Made Acrobat Wheel Absorbs All Shocks

Israeli-Made Acrobat Wheel Absorbs All Shocks

The Acrobat wheel is a brand new shock-absorbing wheel that’s changing the way manual wheelchair-users traverse terrain. These impressive babies do for the rear wheels what Frog Legs do for the front wheels. Created by the Israeli company SoftWheel, it features a unique form of suspension called “selective suspension technology,”  a three prong moveable suspension system […]