Category: Blog

Walking? Psh.

Out of all the misnomers, stereotypes and generalizations: there is one that really could not be more misguided. Folks outside of the community always assume that the number one frustration in the lives of people with paralysis is an inability to walk. Sure, there are select individuals that view ambulation as the key to quality […]

The Importance of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

The European Journal Translational Myology (2012) published an article studying the reversal of muscle atrophy due to spinal-cord injuries for individuals who had complete absence of peripheral nerves, “Severe muscle atrophy due to SCI can be reversed in complete absence of peripheral nerves.” This research holds tremendous value to the paralysis/SCI community as it shines […]

The First Year Post Spinal Cord Injury

Maybe it was a car crash. Perhaps it was a misjudged dive. In some cases, gun violence can be the culprit. However it happened, it doesn’t change what lies ahead: you have a spinal cord injury & your life will never be the same. The first few weeks are a frenzy of doctors, nurses, IVs, […]

California Excursion | Life On Wheels

Paralysis, and really any disability, can be something that places clamps on your life. However, as many of our participants would attest to, the only real limitation of a physical disability are the ones you place on yourself. Do you wanna drive? Make it happen. Do you want to ski? Figure it out. What about […]