Q. I’m 62, in my 40th year as a T4 complete para, and my active life has taken its toll on my shoulders, especially my left one. An MRI shows severe cartilage wear, and the ball and socket are bone on bone, which causes excruciating pain from something as simple as brushing my teeth. It’s […]
On March 20th last year, the first day of spring, my spring “break” began innocently enough with a routine trip to the doctors for a skin biopsy. This is a fairly common procedure for an Irish person with red hair who once spent too much time in the sun trying to get a beautiful dark tan. […]
Nearly 2 million home health care workers are set to receive overtime and minimum wage protections as a federal appeals court has upheld the Department of Labor’s Home Care Rule. While some in the disability community are outraged at the August 21 ruling, others have expressed relief. The court’s decision will complicate attendant care for […]
After over a year of planning, prototyping, and relationship building with members of the disability community all over the world, AbleThrive.com has released its first website. AbleThrive is the brainchild of Brittany (Martin) Déjean, the co-founder of the popular SCI video-sharing site Spinalpedia.com. “The more time I spent online looking for disability resources and the […]
A Bronx medical center is facing legal troubles after a federal lawsuit was filed against it on July 29 over complaints that it fails to treat people with disabilities. The suit against Union Community Health Center cites numerous architectural barriers, inaccessible medical equipment, and problems with untrained staff that fail to adequately assist wheelchair users […]
Eating well and working out are essential to good health — and this couldn’t be more true for people with SCI.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, I want to go where the dogs went.
Q. I’m 55, in my 30th year as a T6 para. I started exercising after a long layoff, overdid it and my right shoulder suddenly became very sore. I tried working through the pain, which made it worse. Transfers are painful and it hurts to push my chair or lift my arm above shoulder level. […]
Regan Shines What an incredible article about a very, very talented actor [“The Transformation of Regan,” May 2015]. I’ve taught and directed actors with disabilities for decades. Regan Linton is, by far, gifted with the most talent I’ve ever encountered. I came across her at a SAG/AFTRA meeting where her personality brightened the room. If […]
The first Accessible Yoga Conference will take place September 12-13 in Santa Barbara, Calif., and organizers are offering New Mobility readers a 10 percent discount. “The mission of the conference is to provide a forum where the yoga community can come together to connect, share and support those who wish to expand access to the yoga teachings […]