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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Adaptive Cooking Hacks You Need to Know

Trying to cook while in a wheelchair and dealing with other related conditions, such as a tight grip or limited hand and arm function, can be difficult. Luckily we ...

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Avoiding Negative Thinking

Living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be challenging. Life as you once knew it is now a thing of the past. You may be dealing with a lot of different emotions, ...

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Going Home After a SCI: Things You Don’t Learn in Rehab

The moment you’re waiting for has finally come. You’re leaving rehab and heading home! You’ve learned everything you’ve needed to know about how to live outside of ...

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Managing a Day at Home Alone After a SCI

Spending a day at home alone before your spinal cord injury (SCI) might have seemed like a treat. However, after a SCI, this can be challenging and a little scary ...

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SCI Life Terms: Words You Need to Know

People you might meet:

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How to Ask for Help

Asking for help can be difficult for some, and now that your spinal cord injury (SCI) requires that, at least initially, you need more of it, it is likely to be ...

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Immediately After a SCI: What to Do

There’s a lot of advice for families about how to handle life with a spinal cord injury (SCI) after leaving rehab. However, what do you do in the first few days ...

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Common Situations Wheelchair Users Face

As a wheelchair user, you may start, if you haven’t already, realizing some common situations you may find yourself in. From being on a constant lookout for ...

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Making the Most of Your Doctor Appointment

 

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Changes in Nutrition after a SCI

If you recently sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may be questioning how your eating habits need to change to accommodate your new lifestyle and to keep you ...

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8 Items You Need to Make Life on Wheels Easier

Gloves – This may seem like a simple necessity, but consider this: if you’re manually pushing your wheels, then what’s on the ground is ...

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What is Roll Revolution?

What is Roll Revolution? Welcome to Roll Revolution—a community built for anyone dealing with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and looking for ...

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