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The rewiring of Tim Raglin

Published: March 13, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

The rewiring of Tim RaglinClick image above to play the video.

On a bitterly cold morning in late February, a medical team gathers at 7 a.m. on the third floor of The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic Campus to launch what will be an unprecedented day of surgery.

Q&A: Nerve Transfer Surgery

Published: March 13, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

0314-nerve-transfer-surgeryQ. What is nerve transfer surgery?

A. Nerve transfer is a surgical technique that’s used to restore muscle function or sensation after a serious injury. Employing the technique, surgeons select a redundant nerve — one that serves the same function as another nerve in the body — and connect it to a more important but damaged nerve that’s not working. The nerves must be in close proximity. The rewired nerve can restore muscle function or feeling to the target area, often a hand, arm or shoulder.

Stone’s will: Quadriplegic inspires Cayuse students

Published: February 20, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Joe StoneJoe Stone has used a wheelchair for four and a half years.

In that time the 29-year-old Missoula resident has become the first known quadriplegic to attempt the Ironman Triatholon, biked Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park and established the Joe Stone Foundation to help others with disabilities get active in the outdoors.

Stone shared his story with students at Cayuse Prairie School on Friday. He opened with a video of himself doing in-line skating stunts before an accident left him paralyzed. Then he showed all the falls.

New technology helps mental, physical recovery

Published: February 14, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Michaela Bushey paralyzed brideAUSABLE FORKS — Standing among the friends and family gathered at the Jan. 1 wedding of Michaela Bushey and Kyle Devins were a trio of Pennsylvania rehabilitation specialists.

Frank Hyland, vice president of Rehabilitation Services; Sue Golden, director of neurorehabilitation; and Alyssa Hauck, physical therapist, had traveled from their offices at the Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown.

Along with joining the festivities at the Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid, they were there to make sure everything went smoothly as Michaela used an Ekso Bionics exoskeleton to walk down the aisle.

Israeli Traveller Conquers Heaphy Track in Wheelchair

Published: January 14, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Arnon Amit in New Zealand thumbArnon Amit from Israel arrived in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand on January 2, 2015, after successfully negotiating the Heaphy Track in a wheelchair.

The Heaphy Track is one of New Zealand’s nine “Great Walks” and the only one on which mountain biking is permitted (from May 1 to September 30). The track is approximately 80 kilometers long and traverses the Kahurangi National Park at the top of the South Island. Most people walk, ride or now roll, the Heaphy Track from Collingwood in Golden Bay through to Karamea on the West Coast.

NY bride walks down aisle making a dream come true

Published: January 1, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

AUSABLE FORKS, N.Y. – An Ausable Forks woman is starting 2015 by making a dream come true.

Fearless like a child — overcoming adversity | Jack Kavanagh | TEDxTallaght

Published: November 7, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Jack Kavanagh a young student broke his neck doing something he had done hundreds of times that summer. Here he tells his inspirational story of how he had to adapt to a new normal

Exercise brings hope to those paralysed by spinal injuries

Published: June 27, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Injured Newcastle Knights player Alex McKinnonExercise therapy research at the University of Newcastle has brought profound improvements to limbs that were paralysed, doctors say.

The award-winning laboratory research is bringing hope of restored muscle function to those suffering paralysis from spinal damage, potentially including injured Newcastle Knights player, Alex McKinnon.

Neurophysiologist Dr Michelle Rank believes exercise is more beneficial than any other therapy currently available, even for patients with long-term injuries.

“Damn Right, I’m Safe.” A documentary about Cory Hahn

Published: May 11, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

A documentary by Jillian Lopez. It follows the story of the amazing Cory Hahn, former ASU baseball player- now apart of the Arizona Diamondbacks!

Paralysis leads to business success

Published: April 14, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Paul Farthing Southeast MedicalOn July 27, 1993, 19-year-old Paul Farthing was playing with his Great Dane pup near his backyard pool.

“I had just shaved my head and was preparing to go back to The Citadel. I was selected for the Training Cadre,” said Farthing, now 39.

He was playfully taunting the pup to get her to chase him toward the pool, and then he’d jump in. The puppy wasn’t ready for water sports, so she didn’t follow. During one of his jumps, Farthing found himself at the shallow end of the pool.