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Depression After an SCI: Signs and Symptoms

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is a life-changing event. Things will never completely go back to the way they once were, and many changes may be taking place with your physical condition and your emotions. Because of this, you may find it hard to cope with everyday life. According to the World Health Organization, “Most […]

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Depression After an SCI

How To Get The Most Value Out Of Every Doctor’s Appointment

After sustaining a spinal cord injury, your life might include multiple doctors appointments. That can diminish with time, but when the injury is new, you may find yourself making the rounds to a variety of specialists, frequently. Because of this, remembering what each doctor does and what they have said can be confusing. You may […]

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The Gym

Exercising From A Wheelchair: Going To The Gym

The equipment at your local gym won’t be as geared towards wheelchair users as what they use at your rehab facility or physiotherapist’s office. However, with advice from your doctor and directions from the gym staff, you should be able to make most of the equipment accessible. Workouts can be modified to fit your personal […]

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Accessible Hom

A Wheelchair Accessible Home: Seven Areas To Improve

You may not have realized how inaccessible your home was until you sustained a spinal cord injury. Having to use a wheelchair instantly changes your understanding of accessibility. Here are seven “quick fixes” you can make to improve your home and to make it more welcoming to for someone in a wheelchair. Bathrooms If your […]

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The Hospital To Home

Tips For Transitioning From The Hospital To Home

The transition from hospital to home often focuses on making sure you have proper care lined up and follow up appointments scheduled. There was probably some degree of preparation made based on the suggestions of the hospital and your carers. However, after arriving home, there will be additional things you can do to make the […]

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Wheelchair racing

What You Need To Know About Wheelchair Racing

If you are familiar with handcycling, you may think wheelchair racing is the same thing. However, they are very different. It’s important to know exactly what wheelchair racing is so that you can choose which type of sport might be best for you. To help you choose if wheelchair racing is the right sport for […]

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spinal cord

The Spinal Cord: Three Types of Signals That It Sends

There are three types of signals that are carried from your body to your brain through your spinal cord. The three signals are: Sensory- signals that evoke feelings like temperature, touch, pain, and pressure Motor- signals that cause voluntary movements Reflex- signals that cause involuntary movements. The different types of signals are sent out and […]

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accessible bank

Choosing An Accessible Bank: Top Three Areas To Consider

Do you have an accessible bank? There are so many considerations to make after having a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may not have even thought about your banking situation yet. Maybe you haven’t even made a trip to the bank since coming home. You may not even know what challenges you may face there. […]

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