Monthly Archives: October 2020
Ten years after he suffered a spinal cord injury during a football game at MetLife Stadium that left him paralyzed, Eric LeGrand continues to serve as an inspiration at Rutgers, around the state and beyond.
Perhaps the greatest testament to the difference he has made is his number 52 prominently displayed atop SHI Stadium. Retired jersey numbers are rare in college football due to roster sizes that exceed their availability.
CORD principal investigators Dr. Christopher West and Dr. Brian Kwon and their research teams have published a study that challenges the current standard for managing blood pressure in people with spinal cord injury (SCI).
The findings could lead to a change in the way newly injured patients have their blood pressure managed, potentially improving their chances of retaining more function in the long term.
The Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCISG) Women’s Chapter vision is to provide a forum where members discuss female specific topics and share ideas to help those participating achieve a greater sense of self. Additionally, we make an effort to plan fun monthly activities of which all are welcome to participate as they desire.
One of the reasons people rarely recover from spinal cord injury is the scar tissue that develops, preventing nerve cells from reconnecting. But a new study from Zhigang He, PhD, of the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, demonstrated a way to minimize scar cell formation in adult mice after a spinal cord injury. The study, published in Nature, offers insights for new approaches to treating spinal cord injuries.
Purchasing a vehicle, whether brand new or gently used, is something that most people will do within their lifetime. Usually this involves some research, browsing through vehicle listings online, and possibly even visiting a few dealerships and getting behind the wheel. But, for wheelchair users the process also involves a few additional steps that may seem daunting for new buyers. This includes decisions like a side-entry or rear-entry vehicle, an in-floor or folding ramp or lift, and determining whether they will be a driver or passenger of the vehicle. Additionally, wheelchair users have options for hand controls, transfer seats and various securement devices.
Disability Details offers in depth information about Disability Rights, disability access, and disability life from a completely disability led perspective.
Disability Details is led by Stephanie Woodward, a proud disabled woman and an attorney focused on disability rights issues. Stephanie previously worked as a litigator at a disability rights law firm and served as the Director of Advocacy at an independent living center for five years. She also served as organizer with ADAPT, a national grassroots disability rights group.
In this video, Dr Mike explains what happens to the spinal cord after injury.
The Access2CRT.org website shares information regarding Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) and provide resources and tools to promote and protect access for people with disabilities.
Complex Rehab Technology includes medically necessary and individually configured manual and power wheelchairs, seating and positioning systems, and other adaptive equipment such as standing devices and gait trainers.