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Fun Halloween Costumes for Wheelchair Users

With Halloween quickly approaching, now is the time to get your costume ready! Don’t let your wheelchair keep you from participating in any Halloween festivities – ...

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Online Dating Tips for Wheelchair Users

Dating in itself can be a challenging and nerve-wracking experience before you add a spinal cord injury and a

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Make These Considerations When Returning to School After an SCI

After a spinal cord injury (SCI), the normal routine of going back to

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Seeking Support for Children After an SCI

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is not only a significant change to your life, but also to your family’s life, especially your children. Your children may not have the ...

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Treating Pediatric Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury (SCI) at any age is lifechanging and difficult to treat and manage. However, when a

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Keeping in Contact with your Children During SCI Rehabilitation

The stress and emotions associated with a spinal cord injury (SCI) are difficult to deal with on their own, but when children are added to the mix, this stress and ...

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Vocational Rehab: What is It?

As part of your spinal cord injury (SCI) rehabilitation, you may turn to vocational rehabilitation when you feel you are ready to

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Parenting After a Spinal Cord Injury

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The Ins and Outs of Adaptive Fishing

Do you dream about being able to spend hours out on the water as you once did before your spinal cord injury? With a range of

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Seating Terms to Know: Part 2

You may have come across several terms used to describe seating or the components of seating. Let us help you clarify a few of the terms that relate to seating ...

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Seating Terms to Know: Part 1

You may have come across several terms used to describe seating or the components of seating. Let us help you clarify a few of the terms that relate to seating ...

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Terms to Know: Spinal Cord Injuries and Skin

Pressure Injury

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Lung Health and an SCI

Your spinal cord injury (SCI) may affect many parts of your body, including your lungs. Loss of function in the muscles needed for breathing can make it hard to ...

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Addressing SCI Caregiver Concerns

In the midst of all the emotions that follow a spinal cord injury (SCI), you must also determine who will care for the person in the days that follow discharge from ...

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How to Be the Best Advocate You Can Be for Accessibility

Life changing events, such as a spinal cord injury (SCI), can be ...

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Signs and Symptoms of Depression After an SCI

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a life-altering event that can completely ...

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Tips for Purchasing an Accessible Vehicle

Purchasing a vehicle is a significant investment. If you are a wheelchair user looking to purchase an accessible vehicle, then not only is this a significant ...

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Occupational Therapy for SCI

Your spinal cord injury (SCI) was, and will be, a life-changing event that will impact multiple areas of your day-to-day life. In order to learn how to continue to ...

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9 Factors to Consider When Selecting Back Support

The use of a combined seat cushion and back support system combined will serve to provide holistic support for both the pelvis and trunk. In my last Roll Rev guest ...

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Seven Steps for Selecting a Seat Cushion

When it comes to selecting a seat cushion, it is important for you to consider all the elements. Consider what the cushion can offer you and make sure that it meets ...

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6 Tips for SCI Pain Management

Pain after a spinal cord injury can be frustrating and may even hinder your day-to-day life. While you and your physician most likely have a pain management plan in ...

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Smoking and SCI: What You Need to Know

After a spinal cord injury, taking care of your skin and protecting it from the ...

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Forging My Own Path

Hello my fellow wheelies! 

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Pain Problems After an SCI

Both areas of the body that maintained normal sensation as well as those that lost sensation after a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be affected by chronic pain after ...

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‘Getting Back Up’ After A Spinal Cord Injury

Sustaining a spinal cord injury means not only having to adapt to and learn about a completely new lifestyle, but also having to face increasing medical bills and ...

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Accessible Hiking: Where to Go?

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Clothing Considerations to Make for Skin Care after an SCI

While you can still maintain your fashionista status after a spinal cord ...

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The Building Blocks of a Successful Off Season

I follow three building blocks to stay fit during off season: rest, healthy ...

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Easing the Transition from the Hospital to Home

Before leaving the hospital, you probably prepared yourself for the transition by making sure that all your healthcare needs would be met. However, once you are ...

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Shoes and Your SCI

It may not be the first thing you think of after a spinal cord injury (SCI), but ...

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Grant Application Tips

Adaptive sports equipment can be expensive. For some, this means that the equipment is ...

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Hiring a PCA: What You Need to Know

After your spinal cord injury, you will likely need some

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How to Make the Most Out of the Equipment at Your Local Gym

Not much of the equipment at your local gym is going to be geared towards people with disabilities. However, with assistance from staff, or a personal trainer, you ...

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Tips for Making Your Home More Wheelchair Accessible

If you do not use a wheelchair, you probably do not realize how inaccessible your

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Preparing to Leave the Hospital After an SCI

Leaving the hospital after your spinal cord injury (SCI) is a monumental step in your recovery. As exciting as it may be to finally be able to leave the walls of ...

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Five Training Tips for Wheelchair Racing

Wheelchair racing is a complex sport with a lot of moving parts. Whether your ...

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A Quick Guide to Para Athletics

The Rio 2016 Games have concluded and we are about to start a new four-year cycle to prepare for the 2020 Games in Tokyo. With the seemingly endless list of ...

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Signals and Your Spinal Cord

The spinal cord is responsible for carrying three types of signals from your body ...

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Going Through TSA in a Wheelchair

 

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Tips for Choosing an Accessible Bank

You will have to make many considerations after sustaining a spinal cord injury (SCI), but have you considered what you will do about your banking situation? Is the ...

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Tips for ‘Cruising’ Accessibly

With warmer weather and summer months on the horizon, you may be thinking about a

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Wheelchair Camber: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

If you are a wheelchair user, then you have probably heard the word ‘camber’ mentioned once or twice. If you

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5 Things You Need to Know About Guest Blogger Raymond Martin

Track and field from the beginning. I started adaptive sports when I was five years old. The first sport I picked up was track and field, ...

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Choosing a SCI Rehab Facility That’s Right for You

With so much going on after a spinal cord injury (SCI), choosing a rehabilitation facility can be a daunting task. While insurance does play a role in where you ...

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Guest Blogger: Walking Again with the Help of a Powered Orthosis

The Indego® Exoskeleton is a powered orthosis designed to help people with paralysis walk again. I heard about it while at Craig Hospital. The machine is programmed ...

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Wheelchair Soccer, Is it For You?

Did you play soccer before you became a wheelchair user or are you looking for an adaptive sport to try? Good news – with a little adaptation, you can play soccer ...

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Manual Wheelchair Safety Tips

You may be at a point where you feel completely comfortable with your wheelchair. Maybe you have just started using one. Either way, you will always want to keep in ...

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Tips for Medication Management

After a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may be on multiple medications to combat the changes in your body. For you, or your caregiver, making sure you take multiple ...

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Coping with a Traumatic SCI: What Caregivers Can Expect

The emotional rollercoaster that follows a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be difficult to navigate through. Sustaining a SCI is life changing, and depending on the ...

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