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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Spinal Cord Injuries

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

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 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 […]

Walking? Psh.

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 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 […]