Those of us with SCI know just how critical specialized rehab can be. Our fellow TBI survivors deserve the best treatment possible — sooner rather than later.
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.
If you’ve been following my blog series the Project Walk Diaries, you know I’ve been fortunate to be part of Project Walk‘s Ambassador Program at the new Minneapolis location; an opportunity this old rusty quad has been head over wheels about (sorry couldn’t help it, ha). I have been able to go once a week […]
When you do enough activity-based therapy, you hope something spectacular will happen — you’ll slowly see some below injury movement, or maybe regain some sensation. While doctors say this is rubbish, many people claim otherwise. I never expected much. When I first started attending Project Walk a few months ago, I definitely didn’t expect anything […]
Since I’ve been paralyzed for such a long time, I sometimes wonder if I’ve forgotten how to move my legs and maybe that’s what my problem is. This is the kind of crazy stuff that people who are paralyzed for a long time will think about. “Maybe I just need to try a bit harder,” […]
This week I went for my second hands-on experience at Project Walk and my first official appointment. No more assessments, this was the real deal, a standard two hour appointment. After my assessment last week, they told me to check my skin to make sure I didn’t injure it in any way. Good thing they […]
Most of the time I absolutely don’t feel like working out. But on my first official “workout day” at Project Walk, I couldn’t wait to get started. I had attended one of their open houses the week before and signed up for a three-hour assessment. I arrived the morning of my assessment with my yoga […]
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 […]
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 […]