Posts Tagged 'assistive technology'

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

4 Tips to Make the Kitchen Work

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We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which has brought about monumental changes in the lives of people with a disability  in the past couple of decades. Medical advancement and extensive research offer better treatment of disability-inducing traumas like spinal cord and sports injuries.

Thanks to the ADA, businesses and all public places are equally accessible now, and there are tough laws prohibiting any form of discrimination against people with disability.

Posted by Lori Wagoner Jun 01, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Fitness Leaders

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In a recent USA Today article the US surgeon general states that he will soon make a call to action for people to be walking. This of course includes all people even those with limb loss. More importantly all people with disabilities.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 24, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Cerebral Palsy Awareness: Attempting to Dispel Myths

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This month we take a few moments to recognize Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. As with other disabilities, there are many misconceptions out there about having this disability. In this post, I’m going to try and dispel a few of them. While it might be a shock, or even a bit upsetting for a parent to find out their child has been diagnosed with this disability, it shouldn’t be seen as “the end of the world.”Believe it or not, there are many people with CP who live successful and fulfilling lives, despite their limitations. Early intervention is the best first step in the right direction. Different interventions can benefit the person through their early years, into adulthood and beyond. There are many adults who are doctors, parents and even movie stars that live with Cerebral Palsy.

Posted by Christinne Rudd Apr 02, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

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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.

Posted by Kris Gratias Mar 18, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

No Arms, No Legs, No Problem

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Over the last month I have had the most wonderful experience of being able to talk about my biography that was released over two months ago. It is not everyday that you write a biography and more than anything speak about it. I have been asked why would a person buy my this book about a person with a disability? The book has received critical acclaim but more than anything is a testament that the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle can change the landscape of a person with a disability especially while living in society that is not inclusive. It is through having a recreational and competitive endeavors that barriers can be removed.

Posted by Bob Lujano Feb 23, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Revisiting Program Foundations

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 The Importance of Rapport, Time, and History

One of my social work text books describes rapport as “’a state of compatibility and empathy that permits mutual understanding between the client and the worker.” [i] Achieving mutual understanding between a client and a fitness professional is built over time. I have had an advantage during my latest transition in my exercise and walking program because I already knew the new Movement Specialist I would be working with.

Posted by Kerry Feb 18, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Super Bowl Commercials

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I am sure that you were one of the 114 million people that watched the Super Bowl. If not, it’s OK, it will happen again next year around the same time. What may also be around or not are some of the commercials that featured people with disabilities.

Posted by Bob Lujano Feb 04, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments