The Reason why we have the Paralympics?

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As we have finished watching an outstanding Olympic games we can fill the next two weeks with anticipation for the Paralympic games which be held September 8-17. The best part of these games is that they will be on the same TV channel as the Olympics. Now, I do look forward to the break! After being glued to my TV at night and on weekends I can use a little break. But not too long! Remember the Paralympics have about 19 different sports plus they will also be in the same beautiful city of Rio. What should not be forgotten about these Paralympic games is that there would be no Paralympic Games if it is was not for the effort of the athletes, NBC, USOC, IOC, Rio Olympic Committee and Dr. Ludwig Guttmann. Who is Dr. Guttmann?

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 22, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

What to do when not exercising?

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For the last 2 months, I have not been able to exercise or even workout in my rugby chair. So what is going on with me? You guessed it, Summer time. I have been doing some traveling for vacation and work. I have also been un-seasonally sick. It is usually during the winter that I am ill. Thus, I have not been able to train, exercise or workout like I have wanted.

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 17, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

What has been the best part of your summer?

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It is not every day that you get an opportunity to go to Moscow, Russia. I am not sure if people choose Moscow as a vacation spot. However, I, along with 8 other USA representatives, was selected to be part of this historical trip. I eagerly accepted for three reasons: one, I was able to travel to a country that I had never been before. I got to visit a friend from Moscow, who I met in the states about 3 years ago. Last, I was given an opportunity to teach and play wheelchair rugby. After 20 years of playing wheelchair rugby you would think that I would be burned out. Not yet!

Posted by Bob Lujano Aug 15, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

How a Doctor’s Body Language Can Ease Communication with Patients with Disability

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Academy award-nominated film producer Peter Guber once said, “Your body language, your eyes, your energy will come through to your audience before you even start speaking.” Meanwhile, according to Albert Mehrabian, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at UCLA, approximately 55 percent—more than half—of communication is nonverbal. This is true in all areas of communication, particularly when communicating with patients. As soon as you walk through the door, you have begun a conversation without speaking a word, and that silent dialogue can have serious repercussions. Unconscious behaviors the physician may not even realize he is exhibiting can make patients uncomfortable and make communication more difficult.

Posted by Dennis Hung Aug 05, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

Loneliness

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There is no pill for loneliness.  So said by a friend of mine who has bipolar disorder and a visual impairment.  How right he is.  There are many things we can treat with pills – high blood pressure, arthritis, ADHD, headaches … but the cure for loneliness requires something much bigger and even more vital for our health:  relationships.

Posted by Elizabeth Vander Kamp Aug 01, 2016 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

How Exercising and Meditating Together Can Benefit Your Friendship and Wellbeing

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Having a disability can be difficult, but having a solid support group in your life can make the obstacles you face much easier to conquer. Friends offer a shoulder to lean on, an ear for listening, someone to laugh with, and the motivation to become your happiest and healthiest self.

Posted by Sarah Williams Jul 29, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

A chance of a lifetime

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As we near the end of the summer, we also start tuning in to watch our countries Olympic and Paralympic heroes take flight. The flight is a culmination of a four year journey that many people start and but not everyone finishes. What is unknown is the painful and arduous journey to get there. What starts as a dream turns into a quest to go where you have never gone and achieve what has only been dreamed in a vision.  

Posted by Bob Lujano Jul 27, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Keeping Children With Disabilities Safe During Sport and Other Activities

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Keeping children safe and secure during sporting activities can sometimes be a difficult task – especially if the children in question have disabilities. This is due, in part, to a lack of adequate information concerning the risks involved with certain activities. But before we go into more specific advice (every child is different) on this issue, there are, firstly, general steps that all parents and carers should take to ensure the safety of their child.

Posted by Henry Croft Jul 01, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The Future of Rehabilitation: Using Virtual Reality to Heal

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We are in an age where our current technological advances were once just a dream of 80’s children. Hover boards, computers in our pockets, and augmented or virtual reality are now a part of our world. These devices are becoming progressively more prominent in the market, and interesting developments are creating worlds we couldn’t even imagine 30 years ago.

Posted by Katie McBeth Jun 20, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Similarities and Differences of Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Chiropractic

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The similarities and differences between the therapies of osteopathy, physiotherapy and chiropractic are often questioned by both new and recurrent patients of alternative medicine. Although it is widely agreed that the aim of all three therapies is very similar, their philosophies, principles and methodology all vary. To gain a deeper understanding of the similarities and differences in these professions we should take a look at each individual alternative therapy to understand their principles.

Posted by John Corfield Jun 15, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments