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The High Costs of Walking

The High Costs of Walking

Jessica Harthcock is walking after spinal cord injury. What made it possible?

Crip Buzz: March 2014

Crip Buzz: March 2014

How Others See Us: Our Friend, Our Mom, Our Love

Joanne Smith and Kylie James

Eat Well, Live Well: Liver Flush

One of the best ways to revitalize your body is to cleanse your liver. Here is our spring cleansing menu.

Healing the Crooked Spine: Solving Posture Problems

Healing the Crooked Spine: Solving Posture Problems

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

Crip Buzz: February 2014

Crip Buzz: February 2014

“I Got 99 Problems and Palsy is Just One,” “The Gorilla in my House” …

Bob Vogel

Para/Medic: Unna Boot Compression Therapy For Wounds

Q. A friend of a friend who is a T6 para gets swelling in her lower legs. Somehow she developed a sore on the outside of her lower right calf, but she doesn’t remember any pressure or trauma to the area.  The sore wouldn’t heal even though she spent months with it elevated.  She finally […]

Stuck Inside this Winter? Here are Some Ideas

Stuck Inside this Winter? Here are Some Ideas

As I write this, the winds are blowing fiercely and the snow is piling up like icy sand dunes  — just another winter’s day in the frigid northeastern U.S. Winter always seems like the longest season of the year but in 2014, it appears as if this extreme weather will never end. Since I work […]

Too Hot or Too Cold ... Why Won't SCI Let Me Sleep!?

Too Hot or Too Cold … Why Won’t SCI Let Me Sleep!?

I don’t think I’ve had a solid eight hours sleep in nine years. Sleep, that elusive minx, has evaded my life since my spinal cord was torn. I did snag one eight-hour night of sleep last July, but that was because I had just received the first round of bladder Botox injections of my life. […]

SCI Tips: How to Survive Frigid Temperatures

SCI Tips: How to Survive Frigid Temperatures

While the environmentalists and climate change deniers battle it out over why last week’s polar vortex happened, we folks with SCI or similar disabilities need to focus on how to survive frigid temperatures. It’s not easy staying warm when you’re rolling around in a wheelchair in dangerously low temperatures. In fact, it can be a […]

Criptaedo: The Self-Defense Revolution

Criptaedo: The Self-Defense Revolution

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 […]