Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Paraplegia

Sex, Love and Intimacy After Spinal Cord Injury – Mt. Sinai Hospital

Published: February 1, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Sex, Love and Intimacy After Spinal Cord Injury is a series of professionally developed videos that explore the topic of post spinal cord injury sex.

This video project was created through a grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation and support from community partners to provide more educational resources about sex, sexuality and intimacy after spinal cord injury. These videos were shot during a one day medical professionals’ conference and a two day consumer conference at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. They consist of personal interviews, as well as some positioning devices and techniques to try if you are someone living with a spinal cord injury or the partner of someone living with a spinal cord injury.

Paralyzed Outdoors Man Designs Bike To Cycle Woods Again

Published: January 20, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Christian Bagg was an avid outdoorsman when a 1996 accident left him paralyzed from the waist down.

How I fell in love with my wheelchair – Tim Rushby-Smith

Published: December 25, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Don’t ever call me ‘wheelchair bound’. My wheelchair doesn’t bind me – it liberates me!

The wheelchair represents many different things, depending on the beholder’s personal experience. Many is the time I have been acutely aware that my wheelchair makes me the living embodiment of that blue symbol that adorns bathrooms and parking spaces.

I hadn’t really given wheelchairs much thought myself, until 13 years ago when I fell from a tree and sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI), causing instant and permanent paraplegia.

Eddie – the dog paralyzed after being struck by two cars – is getting...

Published: December 20, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Eddie the dog is getting a spiffy new wheelchair.

Angela Parker, owner of the husky-German shepherd who was paralyzed in September after being struck by two cars, said a man contacted her after The Sun Times published a story about Eddie with an offer to donate a mobility cart.

The cart will fit three-year-old Eddie, she said, and is expected to be delivered this weekend.

Two pilots in wheelchairs create history in UAE

Published: December 5, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Duo lands in UAE as part of global mission to raise awareness about disability

Dubai: Two paraplegic pilots on wheelchairs have created history in UAE airspace by landing in Dubai World Central as part of a global Handi-flight mission to raise awareness about disability.

Speaking to Gulf News, which was given exclusive access to the airside to witness the touchdown, the pilots — Mike Lomberg and Guillaume Feral — said Dubai was their sixth stopover in a 40-country tour covering 80,000 kilometres to raise funds for Humanity & Inclusion, an international NGO that is out to combat prejudice and exclusion.

Spinal cord stimulation, physical therapy help paralyzed man stand, walk with assistance

Published: September 24, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy have helped a man paralyzed since 2013 regain his ability to stand and walk with assistance. The results, achieved in a research collaboration between Mayo Clinic and UCLA, are reported in Nature Medicine.

With an implanted stimulator turned on, the man, Jered Chinnock, was able to step with a front-wheeled walker while trainers provided occasional assistance.

Freewheeling bush adventures in a wheelchair

Published: September 13, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Wheelchair access gets a whole new meaning

Her studies were almost over and alumna, Helen Smith, had plans. Then a single event meant she had to reach her goals via a very different path. Now she’s pushing against the barriers.

In many ways, the bushwalk through Wolgan View Canyon in Wollemi National Park was like dozens of others that Helen Smith (BSc(Hons) ’09 PhD ’15) and her friends had previously done together.

UCLA scientist gives couple hope while searching for a cure for paralysis

Published: September 13, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Mark Pollock, Simone George tell their remarkable life story in new TED talk

If you think listening to a paralyzed, blind man discuss his life does not sound uplifting, meet Mark Pollock. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy, whose TED talk about body language has nearly 15 million views, describes the new talk by Pollock and his partner, human rights lawyer, Simone George, as “the most powerful, moving talk I have ever seen at TED.”

A new spinal cord injury treatment is getting patients back on their feet

Published: September 10, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Matt Wetschler was bodysurfing at Ocean Beach in San Francisco when he went for a wave and didn’t come back up. Some other surfers saw his body floating like a log and pulled him ashore.

He was lucky: an ICU nurse happened to be walking along the beach and started CPR. By the time the ambulance arrived and shocked him, he had a heartbeat again. But his injury was serious – he’d fractured two vertebrae in his neck from hyperextension.