Have you heard of Criptaedo? It’s a style of karate created by Paul Brailer as a way to teach self-defense to others with disabilities. It’s the name of his YouTube channel, where he posts clips teaching his moves. And, as of 2014, it’s also the name of a new nonprofit dedicated to teaching self-defense to […]
What’s the secret to staying fit in a wheelchair? Making it fun. Here are three activities — bowling, ping pong and Zumba — that are more fun than work.
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 […]
In NEW MOBILITY’S September cover story, “E-Stim for Wellness,” Richard Holicky reported that the daily activities of the average person with SCI are not enough to maintain cardiovascular fitness, which results in high rates of cardiovascular disease, obesity, adult onset diabetes and high cholesterol among the SCI population. One of the benefits of FES is […]
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.
I’ve always felt out of the exercise scene since my injury. I used to go to a fancy health club to get my cardio on (thanks dad!), but after my injury, all of the machines there, including the evil stair climber machine, were off limits. There were so many things I couldn’t. Sob. It was […]
Just Call Him the Face Gamer It’s no secret gaming is popular in the SCI world since it is a great way to escape limitations, but for quads getting in on the action, it can be tricky. But you don’t have to tell this to Chuck Bittner, a 38-year-old online gamer, comedian and all-around cool […]
If you use a wheelchair, accepting that you’d be forever cursed with a flat butt was a hard truth to swallow. But now a miracle has happened, and it’s not due to a saint or the handiwork of a plastic surgeon. A miracle in the form of an FES (functional electrical stimulation) bike has appeared, […]
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 […]