Monday, December 9, 2019

T-11

‘It’s to show them what we can do, not what we can’t do’

Published: June 17, 2019 | Spinal Cord Injury: , , ,

Strength, skill and no-holds-barred hits: wheelchair hurling stars all set for international duty

The question was always coming, so obvious and predictable that they can see it sailing through the air long before it’s fired their way. Pat Carty and James McCarthy, the captain and vice-captain of the Irish wheelchair hurling team, know that before we talk sport, about the rich and varied abilities they’ve honed in recent years, there’ll be an inevitable query about their disabilities.

Stem Cell-Based Phase I Trial to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries Produces Encouraging Results

Published: June 1, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , , , , , , , , , ,

First-in-human clinical study found improved motor and sensory function in three of four participants

Writing in the June 1 issue of Cell Stem Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that a first-in-human phase I clinical trial in which neural stem cells were transplanted into participants with chronic spinal cord injuries produced measurable improvement in three of four subjects, with no serious adverse effects.

Brain-controlled robot helps people learn to walk again

Published: March 9, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

A new robotic treatment device helping people with spinal cord injuries learn to walk again can only be found in one place in the United States; Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville.

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, from Olympian to paraplegic to inspiration

Published: December 29, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen 2015-1Even when life becomes too hectic for Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, she finds a way to progress in her spinal cord rehabilitation.

For 2 ½ months, she was traveling so extensively for speaking engagements that her weekly work with physical therapist Al Biemond at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix had to be put on hold.

Thrust into a role as a spokeswoman for spinal cord injury research because of the fame that comes with six Olympic gold medals, Van Dyken-Rouen accepts her obligation to fly around the country — never easy or painless — to spread a message that many other paraplegics aren’t invited to deliver.

Motocross rider Bruce Cook lands back flip after spinal injury

Published: January 6, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Bruce CookOne year after he injured his spinal cord, Bruce Cook says he has come a long way

Motocross stunt rider Bruce Cook has taken to old adage “once you fall off the horse; get back on” to heart.

The 27-year old from Kelowna injured his spinal cord while attempting a new world record for a double front flip last January.

Olympic Swimmer Amy Van Dyken Determined to Walk Again

Published: December 23, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

my Van Dyken, the six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer who became paralyzed when she severed her spinal cord in an ATV crash this summer, says she is determined to walk again.

Paralyzed man Brandon Stone skydives for charity

Published: October 19, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

“I feel like I’m on death row,” Brandon Stone said, only half-jokingly, on Saturday morning.

Stone, 33, was about two hours from his first skydive.

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen: The Next Adventure

Published: September 29, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Amy Van Dyken-RouenAn Olympic athlete and CSU alumna, Amy Van Dyken-Roeun, has recently undergone a new adventure in her life.

Van Dyken-Rouen was involved in an ATV accident on June 6, 2014 leaving her paralyzed from the waist down. A sever in her spine at the T11 vertebrae has posed to be her greatest challenge to overcome.

“It changed my life dramatically, obviously I can’t walk anymore so it changed that,” Van Dyken-Rouen said in a phone interview. “It’s changed my outlook on life. If you can find that little ray of happiness you can dwell on that it will get bigger and bigger.”

KC man doesn’t allow spinal cord injury to hinder him from having a normal...

Published: September 25, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

adam laneKANSAS CITY, Mo. — September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month. About 200,000 people in the United States are affected, including metro man Adam Lane.

Ever since a motorcycle accident seven years ago, Lane has had to learn how to navigate life on another set of wheels. When he’s not driving, Lane is rolling. It’s a skill he learned after his accident.

“The bike threw me and I went head first into a 4×4 sign post,” he explained.

Hard work, innovative program helps her walk again

Published: September 7, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Cara-MoroThree years ago, Cara Moro was given the devastating news: She would never walk again.

While performing a cheerleading stunt on Sept. 3, 2011, the 19-year-old Santa Fe College student and cheerleader broke her back at the T11 vertabrae in the lower back. She damaged her spinal cord and was paralyzed from the waist down.

But thanks to her determination and specialized exercise-based therapy, Moro is able to walk today.

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