Monthly Archives: October 2012
FREDERICK — Though Cole Truebenbach is paralyzed from the chest down, he quickly lifts himself out of his wheelchair.
With little effort, Truebenbach hefts his body into the contraption next to him. The device — equipped with treads instead of tires, camouflage instead of leather — is an all-terrain vehicle embodied in a wheelchair.
A few moments later, the 20-year-old is standing tall at his true height, 6-foot-2.
New Rehabilitation Research Demonstrates Functional Improvements in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries
Newswise — STONY BROOK, N.Y., October 8, 2012 – A series of rehabilitation studies published in the September 2012 issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation demonstrate that innovative treatments for individuals with spinal cord injuries can lead to significant functional improvements in patients and a higher quality of life.
Eight keen employees swapped their legs for wheelchairs at Merck Sharp and Dohme’s Auckland office this Monday for Wheels at Work Week.
Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD) is an international pharmaceutical company providing medicines and vaccines. It is the first Auckland business to take part in this campaign in support of the New Zealand Spinal Trust.
Beyond The Chair exists to provide an improved quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injuries and other neurological disabilities through intensive exercise programs to enhance overall functional capacity.