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SCI Rehabilitation

Published: May 2, 2005

It is very important to be confident about the quality of care you or a loved one will receive when entering a Rehabilitation program. Very few people have prior experience with rehabilitation or the effects of a spinal cord injury (SCI), thus, assessing the quality of a rehabilitation program is difficult.

Although the final decision will ultimately depend upon individual circumstances such as insurance and location, all rehabilitation programs have features which can be evaluated, regardless of your prior knowledge of rehabilitation or SCI.

Common Questions about Spinal Cord Injury

Published: May 2, 2005

1. What is Spinal Cord Injury?
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord that results in a loss of function such as mobility or feeling. Frequent causes of damage are trauma (car accident, gunshot, falls, etc.) or disease (polio, spina bifida, Friedreich’s Ataxia, etc.). The spinal cord does not have to be severed in order for a loss of functioning to occur. In fact, in most people with SCI, the spinal cord is intact, but the damage to it results in loss of functioning. SCI is very different from back injuries such as ruptured disks, spinal stenosis or pinched nerves.

Spinal Cord Injury Functional Goals

Published: April 24, 2005

The spinal column is separated into 5 specific Functional areas.

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerve cells and fibers wrapped together extending down from the Brain stem to the lower back. The cord is protected by a kind of bone tunnel made up of Vertebrae which are separated by membranes called discs. The brain sends electrical signals through the spinal cord, giving instructions to the legs, arms, and other areas of the body.

Spinal Cord Injury Glossary

Published: April 24, 2005

Abdominal Binder – Wide elastic binder use to help prevent a drop in blood pressure or used for cosmetic purposes to hold in abdomen. A rigid (non-elastic) binder is used to help empty the bladder in some patients.

Aces – Elastic bandage used to wrap extremities to help support and prevent blood pressure from lowering.

Acute rehabilitation program – Primary emphasis on the early Rehabilitation phase which usually begins as soon as a person is medically stable. The program is designed to be comprehensive and based in a medical facility with a typical length of stay of 2-3 months. Treatment is provided by and identifiable team in a designated unit.

Race to Human Stem-Cell Trials

Published: April 18, 2005

SAN DIEGO — Several scientists have used embryonic or fetal stem cells to help rodents with spinal cord injuries walk again. The researchers travel the country showing videos of rats dragging their hind legs, followed by clips of them miraculously hopping around following stem-cell injections.

Recovery process slow, continuing for Ringling football coach

Published: March 31, 2005

An old adage says, “Time heals all wounds.” While the axiom may have a more emotional meaning, for Ringling football coach Rick Gandy, it’s been time which has helped him recover from a serious neck injury suffered last month.

Gandy, who was the 2003 All-Area Football Team’s Coach of the Year after guiding his Blue Devils to an undefeated season and the Class A state title, is slowing recovering from his injury at Integris Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center in Oklahoma City.

Paralyzed Floridian hopes to walk again

Published: December 8, 2004

By Tal Abbady – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – He once was a swimmer and scuba diver whose idea of a quick afternoon break was a dive in the surf. Now he sits in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the shoulders down, his hands curled in his lap.

This is the body Kevin J. Mullin was left with after an Oct. 6, 2003, swimming accident.

Paralyzed in Florida, man moving to Utah in hopes of walking again

Published: December 3, 2004

BY TAL ABBADY – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – (KRT) – He once was a swimmer and scuba diver whose idea of a quick afternoon break was a dive in the surf. Now he sits in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the shoulders down, his hands curled in his lap.

This is the body Kevin J. Mullin was left with after an Oct. 6, 2003, swimming accident.

Andrew Stephen on a quadriplegic’s death sentence

Published: November 29, 2004

For those of you who cannot conceive of the US as a cruel country, read the tale of the young quadriplegic condemned to death for possessing marijuana. By Andrew Stephen

If you think that the number of law and order bills in Tuesday’s Queen’s Speech shows that Britain is becoming illiberal and authoritarian, you should look across the Atlantic.

Determined to walk

Published: November 22, 2004

Paralyzed Delray Beach man working make his wheelchair history

by Dale M. King

At the youthful age of 25, Kevin Mullin of Delray Beach knows how quickly life’s plan can change.

About a year ago, fresh out of college, the strapping and athletic Mullin was about to launch a career as a headhunter.

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