Month: November 2016

Eligibilities to Get into Paralympics With a Spinal Cord Injury

Eligibilities to Get into Paralympics With a Spinal Cord Injury When you have some sort of disability and want to be sure that you are able to work through it in a way that is positive and live changing, one step you can take is to join the Paralympic games. The Paralympics refer to a type of olympics style competition…

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Are There Alternative Therapies For People With Spinal Cord Injuries?

A spinal cord injury is a potentially life-changing, and even life-threatening experience. We don’t recommend that you attempt to treat it yourself at home, but rather, you should get proper medical attention and treatment. This piece isn’t offering some magical miraculous alternative cure for those terrible injuries. However, there are alternative therapies that can quite effectively treat some of the…

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Q/A: How to Get into Paralympics With a Spinal Cord Injury

How to Get into Paralympics With a Spinal Chord Injury If you want to be sure that you are able to participate in the Paralympic games, you owe it to yourself to learn as much as you can about it. There are a number of sports and activities available for you to participate in, so this guide will teach you…

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How to Get into Paralympics With a Spinal Cord Injury

How to Get into the Paralympics With a Spinal Cord Injury To most, having a spinal cord injury would prevent them from doing anything (let alone thinking about doing anything) related to exercise. however if you want to make the most out of life in spite of a spinal cord injury and empower yourself with some great competition, one of the best…

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What Can I Do to Make My Home More Wheelchair User Friendly?

Your home is the one place that you can adapt specifically to your needs. This is especially important if you, or a loved one, are a wheelchair user because getting around is generally more difficult. For most wheelchair users, it is possible to adapt several areas of the home to be wheelchair friendly so they can safely and independently complete…

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Helping A Loved One Adjust To Life In A Wheelchair

It’s not always easy to see a loved one go through serious life changes, especially when it involves a major crisis like a spinal cord injury. Sometimes, it seems that there isn’t much you can do for them, and the only thing you can offer is some moral and emotional support. However, when your loved one is paralyzed and needs…

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Do Wheelchair Users Need Any Equipment to Help Take a Shower?

If you recently became a wheelchair user you may be wondering what types of special equipment you need around the house. It can be overwhelming to think about all the changes that need to be made in order for the house to be accessible. Try to focus on one room at a time in order to keep from getting overwhelmed….

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Putting Pants on People with MS

Putting Pants on People with MS If you’re a caregiver or in-home care professional who works specifically with people with MS then you know that sometimes the simple act of putting pants on someone with MS is not as easy as it may sound. Depending on the severity of your patients MS will ultimately determine the difficult itself of course,…

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Putting Clothes on People With Paralysis

Putting Clothes on People With Paralysis If you’re a caregiver or an in-home care professional than it goes without saying that you understand the struggle of putting clothes on people with paralysis. While it’s true that your patients may never quite understand the difficulty involved, and the ridiculous amount of time it takes to do such a simple task (either…

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Tips to Help You Shower as a Paraplegic

Learning to shower on your own as a paraplegic is a major step toward increased privacy and independence. Safety is always the top concern whenever you do any type of activity that involves transferring in and out of your wheelchair. There are a few tools and strategies you can use to make showering safely and independently a reality.

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