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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Living With Spinal Cord Injury | Wings for Life World Run

Published: February 27, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Nina Wabra Jakič is the wife of Gal Jakič, one of the ambassadors of the Wings for Life World Run in Ljubljana

‘I‘m here to inspire people‘: Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player relearns old skills

Published: February 27, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Ryan StraschnitzkiCALGARY — Paralyzed Humboldt Broncos player Ryan Straschnitzki is on his hands and knees trying a skill he hasn‘t had to practise for 18 years — how to crawl.

Straschnitzki, with the assistance of two physiotherapists, is being shown how to keep himself upright on his arms and how to move his legs forward, a few inches at a time.

The tremendous spirit of tetraplegic Catriona Williams – who defies odds to fundraise for...

Published: February 23, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

This year Catriona will complete a month-long cycle tour in France.

It happened just before Christmas on the 10th of November 2002.

“You never forget your date,” she tells me.

It was the day Catriona Williams, one of our most accomplished horsewomen and leading contender for the Olympics, fell from her mount and broke her neck.

“I knew it was a bit more serious than a collarbone because the pain was so severe.”

Wearable sensor may cut costs and improve access to biofeedback for people with incomplete...

Published: February 20, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

A new electromyography biofeedback device that is wearable and connects to novel smartphone games may offer people with incomplete paraplegia a more affordable, self-controllable therapy to enhance their recovery, according to a new study presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Puerto Rico.

Electromyography (recording electrical activity of muscles) biofeedback has been shown to enhance recovery of muscle control in people with incomplete spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord injury, Examination & Evaluation – Everything You Need To Know – Dr....

Published: February 19, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Dr. Ebraheim’s educational animated video describes the spinal cord examination & evaluation.

Electrical stimulation technique helps patients with spinal cord injury

Published: February 19, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

For many individuals with spinal cord injury, restoring autonomic functions – such as blood pressure control, bowel, bladder and sexual function – is of a higher priority than walking again.

Paralysis (loss of muscle function) is the most visible consequence of a spinal cord injury. Historically, there have been few significant advances in the treatment of such paralysis in individuals with long-term injuries.

Japanese Researchers Will Use Stem Cells to Treat Spinal Cord Injuries in Groundbreaking Clinical...

Published: February 19, 2019

There could a new form of treatment in Japan for spinal cord injuries if a newly-approved clinical trial hits the mark.

On Monday, a special committee of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in Japan approved a clinical research program at Tokyo’s Keio University to use induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells to treat spinal cord injuries. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, this is a groundbreaking first-of-its-kind study. The clinical trial is expected to begin this summer.

Dr Jerry Silver – Spinal Cord Damage and Emerging Treatments

Published: February 15, 2019

Injuries to the spinal cord can cause permanent paralysis and even lead to death, with little to no hope of regaining lost functions once the trauma has occurred.

Dr Jerry Silver and his team at Case Western Reserve University Medical School, USA, have been working to understand why nerves that are damaged through spinal injury don’t regenerate and to identify non-invasive, easy to administer strategies that can promote robust functional recovery.

Barbie introduces dolls with wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs

Published: February 12, 2019

(CNN)Barbie’s new looks could help fight the stigma around physical disabilities.

In June, Barbie will debut a doll with a prosthetic leg and another that comes with a wheelchair.

The new dolls are part of Mattel’s 2019 Barbie Fashionistas line, which aims to offer kids more diverse representations of beauty.

“As a brand, we can elevate the conversation around physical disabilities by including them into our fashion doll line to further showcase a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion,” Mattel said in a statement.

Groom-To-Be Who Was Paralyzed at Bachelor Party Marries Fiancée Months Later

Published: February 10, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Meg Alexander and her boyfriend, Brett Greenhill, had one of the best proposal scenes. Brett proposed to Meg after the two completed a 5-mile run together. Meg accepted, and they were one of the happiest couples around.

But on Dec. 2, 2016, their world came crashing down—it was their bachelor/bachelorette party in Naples, Florida, and both of them had invited friends to join them. The couple wanted to make their bachelor party really special.

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