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Monthly Archives: May 2007

What is the spinal cord and the vertebra?

The spinal cord is about 18 inches long and extends from the base of the brain, down the middle of the back, to about the waist. The nerves that lie within the spinal cord...

Rallying call for the disabled

Disabled people in Greece should try to get out of their homes more, despite the obstacles they encounter on sidewalks, in stores and on public transport, the man organizing an exhibition in Athens to...

Adventurer’s next step is to take his first step

It WOULD never have happened if they had just stuck to the plan. But the £8 ($A19) air fares were too good to ignore. The ridiculously cheap flights took them to Switzerland, where the...

From the lab to the operating room

Dr. Brian Kwon just may be the future of spinal cord research. The 35-year-old medical specialist splits his professional time these days performing delicate surgeries on patients with spinal cord injuries at Vancouver General Hospital,...

Still making a difference

Twenty years ago, the kind of spinal-cord injury Caleb Brousseau sustained when he landed badly from a 12-metre jump while snowboarding in February would have left him in traction for months, contemplating a world...

Picking up the pace in struggle to walk again

Suspended in a harness over a treadmill, Rich Maloney swung his arms vigorously and propelled his body forward. At his feet, two physical therapists pushed his legs forward and back in a churning windmill...

Innovative education scheme sees fewer rugby players suffering spinal injuries

Effect of nationwide injury prevention program on serious spinal injuries in New Zealand Rugby Union: an ecologic study A scheme educating coaches and referees in the dangers of the rugby scrum could be a key...

Halo Ring, Crowns or Vest

A halo, also known as a "halo ring" or "halo crown," is a piece of equipment that encircles and is fixed to the head of a patient. This device is crucial for the management...

Robotic device helps stroke patients, study finds

American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Robotic, Elbow, Brace, Myomo, Woodie Flowers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology An electromyographically controlled robotic elbow brace being developed by Myomo helped to improve arm function impaired by stroke,...

Fighting back one ‘huff and puff’ at a time

It is back to business for Dick Maloney. On April 15, the veteran entertainer and disc jockey returned to the airwaves with his Sentimental Journey radio show on CIWW Oldies 1310 (now to be...