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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Spinal Cord Injuries

As research and development of curative treatments for Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) are still in the process of maturing into practical, real-world applications, the treatment for reduction of secondary injuries that follow SCI’s are well documented and applicable. One of such treatments showing promising neuroprotective effects in several experimental studies is the use of Hyperbaric […]

Gravity of Exercise as a Rehab Tool with SCI

Anyone who has suffered a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) understands, life can change in an instant. For those that suffer a SCI the seemingly effortless task to maintain a lifestyle – becomes a challenge to overcome the struggles of learning how to move your body in different patterns to exist. One task that seems to […]

Nutrition for SCI Individuals

Nutrition is a difficult area to excel in for the general population, let alone those who are living with paralysis. The transition that takes place after a spinal cord injury (SCI) is life changing but can be simplified by minimizing variables and implementing healthy nutritional practices. Knowing what foods, one should eat to maintain muscle […]

Significance of Bone Mineral Density

What is BMD BMD stands for Bone Mineral Density and this figure gives a snapshot of the structural integrity of your bones at that given point in time. This test is essential for individuals with Paralysis or SCI’s as it can give a greater idea of predictability of bone mineral density. These types of disorders […]

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 […]