Month: January 2016

What is Paraplegia?

It’s always tough when you don’t understand medical terminology, especially when it relates to someone we know. For instance, I would assume some of you are here because you have a friend in a wheelchair, and you’ve never had the courage to ask about what paraplegia is. That’s understandable: many might consider such a question rude. So it’s a good…

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Do All Wheelchair Users Have Chronic Pain?

In this world, it’s tough to make too many blanket generalizations. It’s a world full of individuals, and although many of us want to fit in, none of us want to feel unoriginal. We strive to make our mark in this world, not blend in like another lemming. Why am I starting this blog article with this reflection? Because it’s…

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Do Spinal Cord Injuries Always Result In Being Paralyzed?

 For all the hype that the brain gets, it’s really not all that easy to damage. I mean, unless you’re a football or hockey player, how often do you really suffer blunt force trauma to the head? Oh sure, Adrian Peterson is always at risk of concussions, but you’re not Adrian Peterson. Yes, the brain is vitally important – but…

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Three Ways To Increase Your Strength While You Are In A Wheelchair

Just how strong are your arms? Unless you work in manual labor or are the world’s biggest Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fan, you probably don’t ponder this often. But when you’re in a wheelchair, the strength of your arms becomes vitally important – especially without the use of your legs. If you’re paraplegic, your arms are now the most useful…

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Top 5 Trailblazing Wheelchair Bloggers and Disability Advocates

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Quadriplegic vs. Paraplegic

I bet you’re here because of a Google search, aren’t you? It makes perfect sense. Perhaps you and a friend were having a debate about what the true meaning of paraplegic is. Or maybe you just always wanted to know the difference and finally decided to make it happen. Whatever the reason, we’re glad you’re here! And we’re definitely going to…

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Can You Have A Driver’s License If You Are Paralyzed?

Although none of us wants to be average or mundane, we’d all like to be “normal.” Basically, we don’t want to feel like some kind of outcast or weirdo. This might not be a huge concern for the average individual, but it certainly is for the wheelchair user.

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Traveling As Or With A Wheelchair User – What You Need To Know

When you’re a wheelchair user, transportation is always a bit of an issue. Normally, your day-to-day car rides require transferring to and from the wheelchair, which can be an adventure of its own. But when you decide to take a vacation, transportation becomes a much bigger headache. Simply put, travel seems to be meant for the able-bodied in this world….

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Four Ways To Make Your Daily Life Easier As A New Wheelchair User

  Of all the weird and wacky trends to arise from the internet, the concept of “lifehacks” might be the most beneficial. Basically, a lifehack is an unconventional or “secret” way of using an item, or just a trick to make your life easier in some way. For instance, did you know that you can eliminate odor and moisture from…

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Five Injuries That Cause Someone to be Wheelchair-bound

Although we focus on disabled individuals here, we are constantly learning new things about them and their lifestyles. What makes them tick, what their needs are, etc. And something I discovered recently was that some wheelchair users don’t like for people to assume they were in a bad car accident.

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