Month: July 2016

4 Tips To Stay Comfortable In A Wheelchair

A wheelchair is something which most of us would consider to be a “necessary evil”. Of course, there’s nothing inherently evil about a wheelchair. What I really mean is that it’s not something that any of us really want. They’re not all that comfortable, and, let’s be honest,this isn’t really a preferred method of transport for most of us. But…

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5 Steps to Pulling Up Your Pants If You Have a Spinal Cord Injury

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Understanding What A T9 Complete Is

You’re probably aware of how traumatic of an event a spinal cord injury can be. But you may not really understand the different levels of spinal cord injuries and the resulting effects. For example there are different levels of paralysis. In order to understand what these are, and the differences between paraplegia, quadriplegia, “T9 Complete”, and so on, we need…

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Learning To Adjust To Your New Life As A Wheelchair User

Lifestyle changes can certainly be difficult. No matter what the change, whether you’re starting a new job, moving into a new home, or even driving a new car, you’ll need to learn to make some adjustments. This is even more true when the change is something that you didn’t choose, like becoming a wheelchair user. There are a number of…

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Is Being A Paraplegic Permanent?

Paraplegia is a tragic condition, both for the patient and for their loved ones. As the paraplegic and those around him or her try to adjust to living with this condition, there’s one question which is on everyone’s mind: Is this permanent? Sadly, there is no cure for paraplegia. In order to understand why, we need to clarify what the…

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Six Things Wheelchair Users Never Want To Hear You Say

It should go without saying that wheelchair users want to be treated just like everyone else. However, despite a strong push through education and legislation to increase sensitivity towards people with disabilities, it can still be awkward and uncomfortable to see someone confined to a wheelchair, and mistakes are often made. In this blog, we tell you a lot about…

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How To Avoid Pressure Sores As A Wheelchair User

As if it weren’t already enough of an ordeal losing the use of one’s legs, even the most valuable tool to help with your mobility, the wheelchair often leads to another problem: pressure sores. 

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Occupational Therapists: How To Pick Wheelchair Assistance Products

As an occupational therapist, there are a variety of ways in which you help your patients, all with the aim of helping them lead a more functional and meaningful life in spite of circumstances that work against them. Among the services you provide, one of the most valuable is finding devices and recommending changes to their environment to assist in…

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Is Chronic Pain A Given For Someone With A Spinal Cord Injury?

No one likes being in pain, but it’s something that everyone has to deal with from time to time. Everyone has their preferred methods of dealing with the day to day aches and pains that plague many of us, as well as more acute pain that we’re sometimes faced with. However, chronic pain, which is defined by the National Institutes…

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What Are Some Wheelchair Sports I Can Participate In?

If paralysis has forced you to use a wheelchair to get around, you certainly don’t need us to tell you how drastically your lifestyle is changing, in so many ways. But you don’t need to resign yourself to leading an inactive life with no fun. In fact, you really shouldn’t. There’s still a lot that you can do to stay…

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