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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Experimental Spinal Cord Treatment Helps Texas Man Regain Some Motion After Paralyzing Accident

Kent Stephenson is on a treadmill, working to put one foot in front of the other as a team of trainers helps guide his legs. There's a harness holding him upright, but Stephenson is,...

Acute, severe spinal cord injury: Monitoring from the injury to improve outcome

Marios Papadopoulos and Samira Saadoun talk to Spinal News International about the ISCoPE trial, which aimed to develop techniques to continuously monitor the pressure of the spinal cord at the injury site in the...

The Disabled Job Seeker’s Guide to Becoming a Real Estate Agent

If you have a disability, meeting the requirements for a traditional job can often be challenging. You likely have the skills and experiences that make you a great employee. However, you may have physical...

A memorable fishing experience for paralyzed veterans

CHAMBERLAIN, South Dakota—As a crane operator lifted Kristina Allen into a boat Friday morning in Chamberlain, the parapalegic veteran set sail for her second day of fishing on the Missouri River. Allen was one of...

Rick Hansen’s new mission: Improving accessibility across Canada

Accessibility activist Rick Hansen has a new poster to show you. One with adjustable text at an eye level so people in wheelchairs can read it, text in multiple languages, a braille pad and...

Quadriplegic Man Uses His Face to Move Wheelchair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zARSY2UuEB4 Jim Ryan was a pilot for 38 years but that all changed three years ago while on vacation in Hawaii with his wife, Isabelle. "We were just in the water cooling off, so the wave...

How UofL spinal cord study is helping one man make strides back to full...

The program was home to someone who went from full traumatic spinal injury, to being able to walk again LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It's one small step for man, but one giant step for paralysis...

The Best Exercises for Spinal Cord Injury Survivors

Certain fitness regimens like CrossFit can be adapted to make them a better fit post-injury. After a spinal cord injury, it’s no surprise that life changes. Even daily tasks, like getting dressed in the morning,...

A paralyzed former Georgetown football star just rode his wheelchair from L.A. to D.C.

Janne Kouri raised a fist and rode his electric wheelchair through an arch of red, white and blue balloons set up between Georgetown’s Healy Gates on Wednesday, as dozens of friends and family members...

Brain-controlled, non-invasive muscle stimulation allows chronic paraplegics to walk

In another major clinical breakthrough of the Walk Again Project, a nonprofit international consortium aimed at developing new neurorehabilitation protocols, technologies, and therapies for spinal cord injury, two patients with paraplegia regained the ability...