Emptying your leg bag as a quad can be one of the most vexing personal care tasks out there. If you have a leg bag, you probably don’t have the dexterity or ability to easily flip or screw the drain open. For a long time, that has meant having a friend or attendant available to […]
Rehab following spinal cord injury has changed. Exciting opportunities for some degree of recovery are becoming available in the fields of exercise therapy, robotics and electro-stimulation.
Improved versions of three different types of lower body exoskeletons are in use at various rehab facilities across the United States and throughout Europe.
Looking to the future and emerging e-stim technology.
SCI alters digestive function more than you may know.
“There are so many things I can’t do for myself, but because makeup is so personal, it makes me feel like I’m still me.”
I was out to brunch recently waiting with a crowd of other hungry customers for tables to open up. My friend and I, both wheelchair users, received the usual number of stares and glares when out in public, especially in pairs. But I also noticed people looking at us with strange, stiff smiles. Most were […]
Contractures are a threat to mobility. Here’s what you can do about them.
At the heart of the BioFlo system, for use with indwelling catheters, is an inline system called the AutoValve.
Bedrest sucks. There’s no way around it. But thankfully there are more and more options to increase your productivity and happiness should you get stuck in bed for a long time (or if you simply spend a lot of time in bed). The Super Gorone Desk caught my eye as one of the better options […]