Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Paraplegia

Quadriplegic vs. Paraplegic | What’s the difference?

Published: May 8, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Cole & Charisma put together a video explaining the difference between quadriplegia and paraplegia.

Paralympian Mackenzie Soldan Is Making History in Wheelchair Tennis

Published: April 17, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

The 26-year-old is the first wheelchair player to train full-time at the USTA National Campus.

After winning Paralympic Gold at the 2016 Rio Games, Mackenzie Soldan considered the elite athlete chapter in her life to be officially closed. The then-24-year-old had finally attained her girlhood dream—winning women’s wheelchair basketball at the highest level in the world—and figured it was time to start building a more long-term professional career.

Ashlee can’t move her legs but she’s a certified scuba diver

Published: April 16, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Ashlee Florrimell is a self-proclaimed “water baby” so, despite being a paraplegic, it was a natural progression to start scuba diving and “exploring the bottom of the ocean”.

Ms Florrimell, 31, undertook a ground-breaking scuba diving course for people with spinal cord injury on Sydney’s northern beaches last week and has become a certified diver.

Paralympians get chance behind the wheel of a NASCAR Cup car at Richmond

Published: April 12, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Falci Adaptive Motorsports is backed by Furniture Row’s Barney Visser

Five people with mobility challenges, including three U.S. Paralympians, were recently treated to a ride-and-drive experience in a Toyota Camry at Richmond Raceway. The event was a prelude to this weekend’s Toyota-sponsored NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races at the ¾-mile, D-shaped track in Virginia’s capital city.

It was the year’s second event for the Denver-based Falci Adaptive Motorsports team.

Childhood Friends, Paralyzed at Different Times, Turn to Fitness and Each Other For Support

Published: April 8, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A twist of fate brought these friends closer than they had ever been.

CJ Bellamy, 29, and David Kellam, 30, were both paralyzed in separate incidents years apart, but now the childhood friends have banded together as workout partners and encourage each other daily.

Trailer for True Story WALK. RIDE. RODEO. from Netflix

Published: March 8, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Netflix’s ‘Walk. Ride. Rodeo’ shares Amberley Snyder’s inspirational true story

‘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.

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.

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.

Disabled golfer becomes first worldwide to captain an able-bodied club

Published: February 5, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A golfer who uses just one arm to play his shots is set to become the world’s first paraplegic captain of an able-bodied club.

Terry Kirby, 63, was a budding new golfer before – in a devastating turn of events – he lost all feeling below his chest following the removal of a tumour found on his spinal cord.

Mr Kirby, who had one leg shorter than the other, was visiting the doctors in 1994 to be given a shoe stint.

However, he was rushed to hospital after a doctor commented on the weakness of his legs.