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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Sole use of impaired limb improves recovery in spinal cord injury

Animal study shows Physical Therapy works by increasing growth of nerve fibers and formation of brain cell connections A new study finds that following minor spinal cord injury, rats that had to use impaired limbs...

Injured hockey player fighting his way back

Ben Stear struggles to hold his cell phone in his hands; his fingers just won't cooperate. Dialing a number, text messaging and listening to his iPod — activities once second nature for the 15-year-old —...

Paralysed woman’s abseil appeal

A PARALYSED Warminster woman is appealing for people abseil 70ft down a medieval castle for charity. Victoria Holton was paralysed in a parachuting accident in 2002 and has since become a trustee of the Southern...

Specially designed carts mean mobility no longer a problem for disabled golfers

DECATUR - When he was on his game, Dany Baker could shoot a round of golf within a stroke or two of par at his favorite course near Hillsboro. So when he lost movement in...

Stimulator Helps Spinal Cord Patients Take Giant Steps

theDevice Helps Paralyzed Pull Ankle, Toe Upwards Eleven-thousand people in the United States suffer from spinal cord injuries each year. Men are more at risk than women for this type of injury, accounting for 80 percent...

Huge turnout nets $43,000 for Brooks

Mount Shasta, Calif. -Driving around Mount Shasta this week, you may notice a new feature on many cars. Stickers and magnets reading “The Corbster” and “Corben Brooks #54 - Stay Strong” have...

The First 72 Hours After SCI: Clinical Practice Guidelines

The Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine has released "Early Acute Management in Adults with Spinal Cord Injury," a guide to managing the critical first days after spinal cord trauma. The guideline is published...

Make smart decisions to reduce risk for spinal cord injury

With fair weather and more tolerable temperatures, the arrival of late summer and fall months often draws people outdoors to enjoy a variety of activities. However, as people spend more time outdoors, their exposure to...

Paralyzed Patients Get Helping Hand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzhwuH7DJlE A new device at Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital in Nashville gives paralyzed patients a helping hand. The device uses advanced electrode technology to help stroke patients, and spinal cord and brain injury patients restore...

Govt must ensure disabled have social independence

More and more people with severe disabilities are seeking to take part in social activities while living independently at home. Yet not much progress has been made since the law to promote their independence...