Thursday, December 5, 2019

Multiple Sclerosis

Wheelchair curling at the 2018 Winter Paralympics: All you need to know

Published: March 2, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Wheelchair curling made its Paralympic debut in Torino in 2006.

Teams are comprised of male and female athletes who have a physical impairment in the lower half of their body. This can include spinal-cord injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and double-leg amputation.

The team has four players: Lead, second, third and skip, plus an alternate who can come in as a replacement.

Mower Attachment for disabled people in wheelchairs

Published: July 7, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A man’s friend wanted to be able to mow the yard after his legs have lost function from M.S. so he built him this.

Alex Taylor – My battle to be stylish as a disabled man

Published: August 5, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Alex Taylor in a leather jacketLife in a wheelchair comes with a unique set of daily challenges – like the difficulty of embracing fashion, writes Alex Taylor

My understanding of the complexities around disability and style began at an early age. Six-years old, to be exact. A lady politely came up and asked my mother where she could buy red shoes like mine. Of course, she didn’t know they were special orthopaedic shoes made to support my feet. She also certainly wasn’t prepared for my then innocent face to reply “you can’t, you have to have brain damage to get these”.

Breakthrough Offers First Direct Measurement of Spinal Cord Myelin In Multiple Sclerosis

Published: September 23, 2013 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Real-time Imaging Technique Provides Essential Molecular Picture of Protective Nerve Sheath

Researchers have made an exciting breakthrough – developing a first-of-its-kind imaging tool to examine myelin damage in multiple sclerosis (MS). An extremely difficult disease to diagnose, the tool will help physicians diagnose patients earlier, monitor the disease’s progression, and evaluate therapy efficacy.

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