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The Games Come to Scotland This Summer

Published: May 29, 2009

rehabike03jpg_resized_x_240The FES Sport Day will bring competitors and visitors from across the world to Scotland to compete in various FES Sport events and to experience the latest research and development into FES technology. FES or Functional Electrical Stimulation is the technology that allows spinal cord injured individuals to independently exercise when previously their injury served as permanent obstacle to this.

Dr Derek Jones of Anatomical Concepts (UK) Ltd said: “The FES technology combined with motorised indoor and outdoor cycles or a rowing machine has been proven to offer new possibilities for spinal cord injured persons to make significant improvements to their general health, develop their cardiovascular fitness, build bone strength, and enjoy an athletic challenge.

Chair challenge helps people in wheelchairs

Published: May 29, 2009

Rick Hansen event funds work in Stouffville

No one can fully comprehend what it’s like to live life with a spinal cord injury or be confined to a wheelchair.

Which is why Whitchurch-Stouffville is again playing host to the Rick Hansen Scotiabank Wheelchair Challenge.