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21 Years Post-Injury, Finally Checking Out Project Walk

21 Years Post-Injury, Finally Checking Out Project Walk

As a quadriplegic who’s very used to being paralyzed, I never really had a fervent desire to go to a place like Project Walk. However an opportunity has come about for me to finally try one of these “paralysis recovery centers.” Project Walk, one of the first to administer this type of therapy, just opened […]

16 Exercises for Quads

16 Exercises for Quads

The following 16 exercises and more can be found at PhysioTherapy Exercises for people with injuries and disabilities. Even though most of the illustrations depict a para, these exercises are designed to help quads strengthen their arms and shoulders with the assistance of a physical therapist. 1. Elbow extensor strengthening with pulleys Therapist’s aim: To […]

Meet the Amazing Amy Van Dyken-Rouen

Meet the Amazing Amy Van Dyken-Rouen

Have you heard about Amy Van Dyken-Rouen? I just found out what an amazing athlete she is: six Gold medals in Olympic swimming competitions, four at the 1996 Games in Atlanta, and two at the Sydney Games in 2000. In 1996, she was the most successful athlete of those Olympics winning the most medals of […]

NM Turns 25: Our Journey, 2010-2014

NM Turns 25: Our Journey, 2010-2014

Our final installment of New Mobility’s 25th anniversary “Legacy” section brings us to the present.

Everyday Advocacy: More Rehab Needed

Everyday Advocacy: More Rehab Needed

During the past few years, the length of hospitalization after disabling injuries or other serious problems like a stroke has been getting steadily shorter.

Rifton-TRAM

The Rifton TRAM

The days where standing frames were a paralyzed person’s only option for getting vertical are long gone. You can’t turn on the television or surf the net nowadays without seeing someone using or hyping an exoskeleton or taking part in standing gait training. But what if there was something in-between, something that combined elements of […]

Letters: May 2014

Letters: May 2014

Functional return, “wheelchair bound,” models on wheels.

'Save the Wheelchair' Campaign Launched

‘Save the Wheelchair’ Campaign Launched

NEW YORK, N.Y.: United Spinal Association member Kesha Pilot, a 27 year-old wheelchair user and disability advocate from Hot Springs, Ark., has launched the Save the Wheelchair campaign to raise money to support United Spinal’s third annual Roll on Capitol Hill. Roll on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 22-25, 2014, is United Spinal’s annual […]

Five things they don't tell you in rehab

Five things they don’t tell you in rehab

Writing, cooking, buttoning buttons and the always fun balloon toss – we learn and do a lot in rehab after a debilitating injury. They try to squeeze in as much as possible (which isn’t easy with insurance cuts). And they try to think of everything as well, but this is a far-off dream – preparing […]

Navigating Voc Rehab

Many people with disabilities throughout the United States have taken advantage of their state’s vocational rehabilitation services, with varying degrees of success. Vocational rehabilitation services — mandated under the Rehabilitation Act and provided through the states — are offered to individuals with disabilities who have a “physical or mental impairment that constitutes or results in […]