Health After SCI
What is a pressure sore? (Video)
Pressure sores and spinal cord injuries are an unfortunate pairing. Watch this video to learn the who, what, where, and why of pressures sores. And
Why Do People with Disabilities Still Not Have Equal Access to Medical Care?
No one will argue that people with disabilities should have equal access to medical care. After an appointment with a doctor left with me incorrect
What is Autonomic Dysreflexia? (Video)
Blood pressure. Temperature regulation. Heart rate. Did you know all these functions are affected with a higher level spinal cord injury? And have you ever
Bladder and Bowel Care After Spinal Cord Injury (Video)
I know you want to ask… How does someone with a spinal cord injury go to the bathroom? Peeing and pooping is a part of
The Importance of Cardio Workouts with a Spinal Cord Injury
Getting a good cardio workout with a spinal cord injury can be difficult, but it’s very important. After years of living with a spinal cord
What Can I Do When I’m Confined?
Whether a person is confined due to COVID restrictions or trying to heal a pressure sore while in bed, I often read, “What can I
Save Your Most Valuable Asset with Pressure Mapping
For those of us with spinal cord injuries, our butt is our most valuable asset. With limited or no sensation, pressure sores or red spots
How to Do an At-Home Wheelchair Workout
Do you want to workout while using a wheelchair, but not sure where to begin? Watch this video to see how I workout at home
The Pros and Cons of a Continent Ostomy with SCI
This article is written mostly for people with spinal cord injuries and/or neurogenic bowel who are researching the BCIR or Koch Pouch as a way
From Foley to Freedom – My Experience with the Mitrofanoff Procedure
There are many ways to manage bladder care with a spinal cord injury or disability. Foley catheters, suprapubic catheters, and intermittent catheterization are options. There
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