Choosing the right caregiver is just as important as maintaining a healthy relationship with one. When hiring I make sure they have transportation and they do not live far. Next, I prefer fit women in their 20’s with no children. The personality is more important than their experience, and in fact, I prefer them to have next to no experience.
This story is probably one of my most trying and heartfelt victories I have achieved so far in my Spinal Cord Injury career with respect to insurance successes.
As a consumer and a wheeler, knowledge is power. When you have the facts, you can make informed decisions about which medical supplies and health products you want to use. Here’s the rundown on new ways to think about laxatives, feminine hygiene products, ointments, respiratory care, and catheters.
I was raised with a great philosophy from my dad where he said “Trust, but verify.” This pretty much holds true with everything in my life today. Sadly, there are so many caregivers out there who are just doing this for a job and don’t have that kind heart to help you live a happy life.
We all know the benefits of stretching before a workout and performing everyday activities. Stretching is especially important for people who use wheelchairs.
Early October 2016, nine years after i suffered a Spinal Cord Injury I was invited to work with one of the leading rehabilitation centers. Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilation Center in Downey, CA is evolving the standard of care for modern gait training and demonstrating the benefits of Indego walking device for use in therapy and at home.
Knowledge is power when it comes to protecting your bum. The first thing to know is that pressure, friction, and shear all play a role in annoying pressure injuries.
While this may not be the most upbeat blog I have written, I find it extremely important to explore all aspects of life with Spinal Cord Injury. The funny, the sad, the sexual, the depressing, and above all the raw, honest truth.
It may sound counterintuitive, but a 2,000-pound animal can help you heal – spiritually, mentally, and physically. Referred to as “equine assisted therapy,” “hippotherapy,” “therapeutic riding,” or just plain “horse therapy,” the modality has been practiced since 1946.
Swimming is so incredible for the body, especially when paralyzed because it takes the weight, the aches, and the pains away as you float. It is great for movement of the spine, energy for the soul, for anxiety, and just generally to have a lot of fun getting out of the chair.