Month: March 2016

Occupational Therapy for Wheelchair Users

For someone who has suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI), it’s not likely that life will ever be the same as it was before their injury. The person may have been healthy and strong one day. But an accident or an illness that affects the spinal cord becomes a complete game-changer. Now, activities that were easy, and done without even…

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Top 3 Characteristics of a Great Caregiver

“Caregiver” is not exactly a career that most people choose. It’s more likely that we find ourselves unexpectedly thrust into that role, when a family member or a loved one needs our support. Some have even said that caregiving chooses us, emerging as it does for circumstances completely out of our control. It’s not a responsibility that one can refuse….

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Caring For Spinal Cord Injury Accident Victims

We all try to practice safety precautions as much as possible, but, really, you never know when an accident may occur. When an accident does happen, there’s no way to predict what type of injury one will sustain, or what the effects will be. Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are actually extremely common, and are among the most devastating things that…

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5 Practical Skills For Caregivers of Paraplegics

It’s fairly obvious that a paralyzing spinal cord injury is going to be a major life-changing event for the patient. Among the most dramatic lifestyle changes is the need for constant support and assistance in one’s daily life. If you’re a caregiver of someone who has lost the use of their legs, you know all too well that it’s a…

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Assisting a Wheelchair User: The Do’s And Don’ts

Asking for help is difficult for many people, and it can be especially bothersome to those with disabilities. Because while most folks can make do without help from others, wheelchair users aren’t always so lucky. What if there’s a door they need help opening? Or an item they can’t reach on a shelf? Unless they get some assistance, it’s going…

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Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Statistics You Should Know

Everybody has a desire to “belong,” to fit in and not feel like some kind of strange outsider. It’s only natural – humans crave acceptance. But when you’re in a wheelchair, you might sometimes feel like you’re an outsider. There’s no denying that your disability sets you apart from the rest, but you’re far from alone. There are actually as…

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Understanding The Levels Of Spinal Cord Injury

If you know anything about spinal cord injuries, it’s probably how dangerous they are. Few injuries can have such lasting and wide-ranging implications as a spinal cord problem. For instance, if you break your leg, that probably won’t affect much more than your leg. Your arm won’t suddenly start hurting as a result.

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TSA Airport Security Screenings For Wheelchair Users

Going through airport security is a hassle for pretty much everyone, and it always has been. Even before 9/11, it was seen as such a pain that it was regular fodder for stand-up comics. But for those in a wheelchair, there can be a whole different set of headaches when trying to board a plane. 

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Mobility Problems: Helping a Loved One Overcome Obstacles

The issues and obstacles that come into play when someone if faced with mobility problems can be daunting. The good news is that there are experts and practitioners who walk disabled people through these difficulties – everyday.  

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4 Benefits Wounded Veterans Get From Pants Up Easy

To the veterans of the armed forces reading this blog, please allow me to start this article by thanking you for your service to your country. If you were injured in the line of duty, then even more gratitude is in order. Wounded veterans have made the supreme sacrifice and don’t always get the support that would be appropriate upon…

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