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Second Chance Rehab

Second Chance Rehab

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.

Coming Soon: Vertical Robotic Rehab

Coming Soon: Vertical Robotic Rehab

Improved versions of three different types of lower body exoskeletons are in use at various rehab facilities across the United States and throughout Europe.

When Rehab Becomes Recovery

When Rehab Becomes Recovery

Looking to the future and emerging e-stim technology.

Jordan Bone

SCI Life: April 2015

“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.”

Will Polio Return?

Will Polio Return?

So, American parents are deciding not to vaccinate their children because of a misinformed (in my opinion) fear that vaccines might harm their babies. Now, diseases that had been practically wiped out – measles and whooping cough – have returned in alarming numbers. Cases of mumps are also on the rise. What’s next, polio? All […]

Dustin Shillcox has recovered some movement in his legs as a result of epidural stimulation.

The Big Idea: Does Recovery Trump Cure in Spinal Cord Injury?

The Reeve Foundation wants you to support epidural stimulation, which just might change your life.

Nasal Stem Cell Transplant Enables Some Recovery In Man With SCI

Nasal Stem Cell Transplant Enables Some Recovery In Man With SCI

In 2010 Darek Fidyka, a man from Poland who was 36 at the time, was attacked and stabbed repeatedly with a knife, which partially cut his spinal cord and left him a paraplegic. Two years after his injury he underwent an experimental therapy transplanting olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) — stem cells that form the sense […]

October's Focus: Jobs and Disability

October’s Focus: Jobs and Disability

It’s truly sad that only during the month of October, aka National Disability Employment Awareness Month, is attention officially paid to the critical issue of jobs and the disability community. The problem is, after all, huge: The U.S. Department of Labor reports that about eight in 10 working-age Americans with disabilities don’t hold a job, […]

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 […]

Ian Burkhart Neurobridge

Quad’s Thoughts Move Hand with Neurobridge

COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle. Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic from Dublin, Ohio, is the first person to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass […]