Friday, April 16, 2021

Tag: Physical Therapy

Love – and a Little Help from New Friends – Keeps School Sweethearts’ Wedding...

Anna Claire Stokes had a wedding to coordinate. Thanks to her new Shepherd Center family, no spinal cord injury was going to derail her plans. https://vimeo.com/198047782 The night before Valentine's Day 2016, Anna Claire Stokes and...

Aday at a time: After tragic accident, Aday making strides in physical therapy

A hearty smile and a positive attitude are how Greg Aday approaches life each day. This outlook helps to guide Aday as he goes through physical therapy sessions for a spinal cord injury he...

Northern Irish Gymnast Flies In To Walk Again

TRAVELLING over 4,000 miles from her home town in Northern Ireland to Project Walk in Longwood, Orlando, bubbly Jennifer Smyth is on an epic journey, not to accumulate the rich life experiences of adventurous...

Repeated muscle stimulation can restore movement post paralysis

A new patient study has paved the way for a new opportunity to rehabilitate patients with spinal cord damage. Dr Anastasia Shulga led the Helsinki University Hospital study in which two patients with spinal cord...

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

Even 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...

Exercise following spinal cord injury: physiology to therapy

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) can have catastrophic effects on individuals resulting in loss of physical abilities and independence. Loss of the ability to perform activities of daily living reduces the quality of life. Furthermore,...

Spinal cord injury patients say “I willl walk again!”

They are devastating injuries. A fall, a sports accident and suddenly, your spinal cord is damaged. It happens 300,000 times a year in this country. Some people give up, but many are fighting back. After a car wreck, Kendell Hall heard from her doctors that she would never walk again. They didn’t know Kendall very well. Kendall lives independently, even owns and operates REACT Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center. That’s a restorative and non-profit gym for people living with spinal cord injuries.

Recovery a lifelong project for therapy center founder

Clinton Township — Charlie Parkhill talks with his hands. It's remarkable, given that 17 years ago, an accident left him unable to move his body below his neck. Parkhill was a CPA with his own...

Gym specifically for spinal cord injury clients draws from throughout Northeast Ohio

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio – The gym had several people working out. The weights were clanking up an down as arm muscles were being pumped up. There was laughter as those working out were pushing each other to continue with the weights or pieces of equipment designed to strengthen bodies.

Exercise brings hope to those paralysed by spinal injuries

Exercise 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...