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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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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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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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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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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Forging My Own Path

Hello my fellow wheelies! 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Power of an Idea: Ryan Hines invents the Bear Paw

Ryan Hines is a 29-year-old man with arthrogryposis who uses a power wheelchair and has had very little use of his arms and hands since birth. One of the biggest ...

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Wheelchair-Friendly Camps

Finding a way to enjoy some of the activities you enjoyed before your injury can be difficult. However, there are many camps offered exclusively to those with ...

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Parenting From a Wheelchair: Having Fun!

Your parenting style may have changed since your spinal cord injury. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to hang on the sidelines and take it all in. We ...

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Spinal Cord Injuries & Sleep

Life after a spinal cord injury is inundated with change. Your body and mind are both working to adjust to your new life. All of this change can have you feeling ...

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Post SCI: Shape Up Your Self-Esteem

A traumatic injury and lifestyle change such as a spinal cord injury can sink your self-esteem quickly. The good news? There are things you can do to help build it ...

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Post SCI: Entering Back into the Workforce

The idea of entering back into the workforce after your spinal cord injury may be somewhat intimidating. You knew what to expect at work before your spinal cord ...

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Life on Wheels: Grocery Shopping Tips

One of the many lifestyle changes you will have to make after your spinal cord injury is learning how to grocery shop from a wheelchair. There are limitations that ...

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4 Accessible Travel Destinations

Itching to travel, but worried about accessibility issues? Traveling doesn’t need to stop after your spinal cord injury. Consider planning a trip to one of these ...

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Take Hold of Your Wheelchair Selection Process

I can’t pretend to know the emotions that are experienced upon hearing the words "you have a spinal cord injury." The moment that life changes in a flash and hope ...

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Ian's Ride: Raising Awareness

If you were following Ian’s Ride, you know exactly why Ian Mackay is important in the SCI ...

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Buckeye Wellness Center: SCI Recovery Center

Located in Valley View, Ohio, Buckeye Wellness Center offers one-on-one personal training sessions and general gym memberships for individuals living with spinal cord ...

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Adaptive Bike Sharing: An Interview with Zagster

Bike sharing is a program which is becoming increasingly common. Bike sharing helps people get around town quickly through renting standard bikes from a system. ...

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Living My Dreams

Six and a half years ago I was diagnosed with an incomplete spinal cord injury. It was not the result of a traumatic injury. I just started experiencing weakness, a ...

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Opportunities: Abilities Expos

The Abilities Expo offers an exciting opportunity: provide people with the resources they need all under one roof. This helps wheelchair-bound individuals and ...

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Finding a Wheelchair Community Near You

If you’ve recently experienced a spinal cord injury, you know there are lots of emotions that come with your injury: fear, worry, anxiety, depression, anger, and ...

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Moving Forward with Grace

August 23rd was my mom’s birthday and it hit me harder than I thought it would. We had a memorial for her that past weekend, and I thought the heavy grief ...

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Quick Tips: Parenting on Wheels

If you recently became paralyzed and are a parent, you may be wondering what effects this new change will have on your life. Or, maybe you’ve been in a chair a ...

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What is Wheelchair Painting?

  When you think of wheelchair painting, you may think of painting on a canvas with an easel from your wheelchair. While this type of wheelchair ...

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Life on Wheels: Lace Up

I love lacing up my turquoise Nike running shoes each morning.

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