Posts Tagged 'assistive technology'

Happy Diversity Awareness Month!

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Did you know that people with disabilities are the nation’s largest minority? 

Posted by Rebecca Cline Oct 22, 2015 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

A call that is for everyone

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Attention! Attention! Have you heard the news? Are you aware of what is going on? Today, our Surgeon General has just asked you to do something that not that many people get asked to do.

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 09, 2015 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

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On May 2 2005, when my husband woke up from surgery after his motorcycle accident and heard the words “spinal cord injury” and “paralyzed” one of his first thoughts was, I am going to walk again and that remained a theme throughout his rehab. He thought if I just work hard enough, if I just keep trying, I will walk again. If you walk through the halls of any rehab center today you would probably hear the same mantra from the majority of patients. No one wants to accept the reality that they will experience the rest of their life from a wheelchair, but that is the reality for millions of Americans.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Sep 08, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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Collaboration is a dynamic, creative, and interconnected process. My walking program has been built upon collaboration. From the beginning, I have combined approaches from a wide range of Health, Medical, Rehabilitation, and Fitness disciplines. I have used methods from physical therapy, yoga, dance, and functional movement to support my overall fitness and walking efforts. I have brought together professionals to contribute their knowledge and expertise in the advancement of my efforts to walk device-free. I engage professionals to problem-solve and develop new targeted strategies to improve my strength, flexibility, and other aspects of mobility.

Posted by Kerry Sep 01, 2015 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Summer Survival Tips for Your Hearing Aid

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Summer is a busy time for most people. There are days spent by the pool, trips to the beach, and more time, overall, spent in the great outdoors. If you wear a hearing aid, the increased exposure to elements such as water and heat that occur during the summer can cause damage to your devices.

Posted by Patricia Sarmiento Aug 21, 2015 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

Prosthetics vs. CMS Cuts

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I have been a below knee amputee since 1988 and a prosthetist for more than 25 years. In that time, I have seen and experienced advancements in comfort, performance, and durability that surprise even me. As a result of these advancements, I am able to wear my prosthesis from 6 o’clock in the morning until around 12 o’clock at night with no problems.

Posted by Gerald Deason Aug 11, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

The ADA & College

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25 years ago, my life changed forever and I was not even born yet.

Posted by Phillip Crain Jul 22, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Nike helping those who don’t put their shoes on just like everyone else

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“You have to watch this video.”

 

I heard that half a dozen times this week, and I said it half a dozen other times to other people. I posted it on my social media sites. It made me want to buy shoes. It made me want to buy Nike shoes … forever.

Posted by Josh pate Jul 16, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Power Wheelchair for Your Needs

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Purchasing a power wheelchair for you or someone else can be intimidating if you do not know what best suits your needs. As power wheelchairs are expensive, I wanted to write a post that would help you make the right choice when purchasing a power wheelchair. There are many variables you need to take into consideration such as your home environment, personal measurements, transportation and the terrain you will be using your battery powered wheelchair on. Regardless of where you find a power wheelchair for sale, by following this guide, you’ll end up selecting the best power wheelchair for your needs.

Posted by Chris Miller Jun 26, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Embrace the outdoors!

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Recently, I was asked to test out a power chair at the Red Mountain Park in Hoover, Alabama. At first I was very reluctant because I know that going through mountain trials and dirt roads would not be very fun in my manual chair. So, I simply avoid them all together. However, I was introduced to a power device that changed my view. Literally!

Posted by Bob Lujano Jun 15, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments