Health After SCI
How to Prevent Overheating with Spinal Cord Injuries
As warmer weather with temperatures above 80 approaches, some of us with spinal cord injuries need to be prepared to prevent overheating. The autonomic nervous
Emily is Flying High at AcroYoga
AcroYoga can be adapted? Yep. Emily Shryock is one of those amazing people I met when I started playing wheelchair rugby. In this BardCare article,
What Freed Me from the Prison of Spasticity
After my C6-7 spinal cord injury at age 16, I experienced severe muscle spasms. My legs would extend out straight or pull in so forcefully
Why a Urine Culture is So Important
Fatigue. Fever. Cloudy urine. Could it be a UTI? What should I do? 2, 11 I’ll explain why a urine culture is the most important
Yes, I Traveled to Florida (But not for THAT Reason)
I did it. After several years of being restricted by a disobedient bowel program, I traveled solo for the first time after the BCIR procedure.
How and Why I Got a Professional Massage
I needed a professional massage, but I wasn’t sure how it would work with a spinal cord injury. It had been 10 long months since
How The Gift of Tendon Transfers Changed My Life
It had been 9 years since my spinal cord injury. I had just graduated with my master’s degree in counseling psychology. Although I was uncertain
The Gift of Tendon Transfers after Spinal Cord Injury (video)
In 1998 I had a series of surgeries called tendon transfers for people with cervical level spinal cord injuries. As a C6-7 quadriplegic, I had
My Doctor Made Me Do It
I didn’t know what to expect. But I’d heard the horror stories. The inaccessibility. The discomfort. I was past my doctor’s recommended age to have
How to Get a Great Cardio Workout: Erging (Video)
Throughout the year I use an erg, or ergometer, for a great cardio workout. In this video I’ll demonstrate how I modify the erg as
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