Following a spinal cord injury, people may feel a wide range of emotions including anger, confusion, sadness, shock and frustration.
People with spinal cord injures at or above T6 may be at risk for a condition called autonomic dysreflexia that can result in a dangerous spike in blood pressure.
“International Days” are celebrated to mark important aspects of human life and history. On the suggestion of its Prevention Committee, International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) has decided to observe ‘Spinal Cord Injury Day’ on 5th September every year with the intention of increasing awareness amongst the general public. It is presumed that the awareness would facilitate an inclusive life for persons with disability and ensure greater chances of success of prevention programs.
For this video with Aaron Baker, we head to his business, CORE (Center for Restorative Exercise) where he meets up with Steve, Xander and Alex, all whom use hand controls.
Learn how three people with tetraplegia (quadriplegia) have improved their hand function and increased their independence through a combination of techniques, exercises and tools.
After suffering a severe cervical spinal cord injury from a bad fall at work, Scott McConnell had little function remaining in his hands and arms.
SHORT HILLS, N.J., June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with paralysis, has created four new videos that feature informative information on different aspects of health and real-life situations while living with paralysis. The videos can be found on the Foundation’s YouTube channel, which also features personal stories, wheelchair reviews, new technology available, and many more.
The newest videos include:
After suffering a severe spinal cord injury from a bad fall at work, Scott McConnell had little function remaining in his hands and arms.
In an inspiring example of inclusive design, Sesame Access offers a solution to one of wheelchair-users biggest difficulties when navigating the urban environment. The UK-based company creates invisible wheelchair lifts, concealed within bespoke staircases which transform at the touch of a button.
Using cutting edge engineering technology Sesame Access has installed lifts across Cambridge Universities, Kensington Palace, Tate Britain and Sotheby’s Paris, among other locations. The lift is called by pressing a button, causing the steps of the staircase to retract, revealing a platform for wheelchairs to be elevated to the desired level.