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Monthly Archives: July 2018

Billy Keenan

Learning to breathe, learning to move forward, learning to survive: The Billy Keenan story

Quadriplegic turned inspirational speaker: “When you’re faced with adversity, you have two basic choices. Curse the darkness or light a candle.” Billy Keenan said he had it all. “At that moment in time, I was living...

Access Trax – Beach Trax Portable Temporary Wheelchair Pathway

Beach Trax is a lightweight, foldable temporary pathway designed to increase access for wheelchair users over uneven terrain such as sand, gravel, dirt, or grass. The latest design provides universal access to wheelchair users, pedestrians,...

Resources to support safer bowel care for patients at risk of autonomic dysreflexia

Patients with spinal cord injury or neurological conditions may have neurogenic bowel dysfunction, which often means they depend on routine interventional bowel care, including the digital (manual) removal of faeces (DRF). Some of these patients,...

Paralyzed Mice Walk Following Drug Therapy

Spinal cord injury (SCI) commonly results in paralysis from the injury site down, even when the spinal cord hasn’t been severed completely. The remaining nerve cells that might bridge the gap appear to switch...
tendon transfer surgery

Using tendon transfer surgery to restore key functions in spinal cord injury patient

https://youtu.be/MsVWs49cyhM 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. Loyola Medicine orthopedic surgeon Michael Bednar, MD, was able to...

Heriot-Watt study says mind matters for spinal patients

People could recover from spinal injury more quickly if rehabilitation focused on their perception of the world around them, scientists have said. A study carried out at Heriot-Watt University found benefits from working with a...

Quadriplegic creates Boulder trail guide for people with disabilities

BOULDER, Colo. -- Exploring the many trails Boulder has to offer is how Topher Downham connects with the world around him. "I love the connection and the solitude you get sometimes,” Downham said. "One of...

Integrated dance gives those with disabilities an equal opportunity

Harnessing power of balance, the Vertigo modern dance troupe trains those with a range of abilities, and is looking for new people to teach https://youtu.be/-wrRhPiCgls When Hai Cohen, 45, and a quadriplegic for the last 31...

Quadriplegic woman creates art by holding pencil between her wrists

https://youtu.be/j_K1L8-vC_8 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - From the moment her pencil hits the paper, Kelcee Yazzie never loses a smile, as she draws the subjects of her art. "Cause everyone needs to smile, and you want to...

Para Dance Sport seed planted in USA

Course sprouts excitement in dance community The media coverage, buzz and participant feedback around the Para dance sport course in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, has Cheryl Angelelli confident this is only the beginning in the USA. The...