Spasticity and Warm Water

Mar 27, 2015
Spasticity and Warm Water

The benefits of warm water movement with individuals dealing with spasticity are immeasurable.


Purple Day for Epilepsy

Mar 26, 2015
Purple Day for Epilepsy

An interesting thing happened to me while looking up information on this topic. I was surprised at what I found. Surprised to learn the idea of Purple for Epilepsy was started by a young girl. Cassidy Megan is credited as the Founder of Purple Day.


Swimming with Class

Mar 24, 2015
Swimming with Class

This past week a controversy was raised in regards to Ian Silverman being classed out of Paralympic swimming by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Many questions have been raised about how this could happen? How terrible? What now? What must not be forgotten is the important role that classification plays in all Paralympic sports, especially swimming.


All That You Should Know about Gel Seat Cushions for Wheelchairs

Mar 23, 2015
All That You Should Know about Gel Seat Cushions for Wheelchairs

People with disabilities who use wheelchairs that lead healthy active lifestyle are typically always on the go. That is the reason it is very important for them to be comfortable on their wheelchairs. And, what’s the best way to be comfortable than gel seat cushions for wheelchairs? These are gel cushions that can be attached to the seats of wheelchairs to provide that extra comfort.


Steps for Diagnosis of Asthma and Prevention of the Symptoms

Mar 19, 2015
Steps for Diagnosis of Asthma and Prevention of the Symptoms

Knowing the important steps followed in making diagnosis of asthma is helpful for a person to get prepared before approaching a doctor for asthma diagnosis.


Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

Mar 18, 2015
Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

When you think of March, it usually involves leprechauns, college basketball, and spring. It is also National Nutrition Month, a yearly campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”. The goal is to encourage everyone to create eating and physical activity plans that focus on consuming fewer calories, making educated food choices, and getting exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of disease, and promote overall health. The goal is to create a plan for life.


World Glaucoma Week Brings Awareness, Information

Mar 16, 2015
World Glaucoma Week Brings Awareness, Information

World Glaucoma Week is March 8 to the 14. This is a joint initiative of both the World Glaucoma Patients Association (WGPA) and World Glaucoma Association (WGA) in hopes of raising awareness toward glaucoma. It’s also a time to spread awareness on how it can affect you and your eyesight.


The Hidden Downside of Workplace Wellness Programs

Mar 13, 2015
The Hidden Downside of Workplace Wellness Programs

Stress management workshops, gym membership reimbursement, support groups and flu shot clinics are popular examples of workplace wellness programs. Wondering if your employer offers this type of program? There is a good chance it does — more than 90 percent of large employers and 73 percent of small employers offer this employee perk.


Out of the Mouth of Babes

Mar 12, 2015
Out of the Mouth of Babes

Over the 30 years as a person living with a disability, I have encountered many people who just want to know what happened. “How did you lose your hands and legs?” It is a simple question, in which I always give a simple response. “I contracted a blood disease.” However, this question can become complicated if the individual inquiring is uncertain as to how to phrase it. Regularly, the question becomes desensitized or sugar-coated.  


Another Barrier Removed

Mar 10, 2015
Another Barrier Removed

On February 20, a federal judge in Broward County, Florida ruled that a service can be used to on public school property to provide assistance to a young man with a disability as he attended school. With this ruling, a young student will now have the benefit of having an animal provide assistance as he attends school. Now, this story may not seem like a big deal. However, a new precedence has been set in the allowing of a service animal to attend school with a youth with a disability.