Posts Tagged 'Cerebral Palsy'

How To Stay Active And Healthy, Here are some tips

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Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t be active and healthy at the same time. In fact, everyone needs daily exercise in their lives in order to feel good and improve body function and mood. The key is to ask your doctor about what’s right for you. For example, what will work well with any medications you’re taking, and how much exercise should you try to get in within a given week?

Posted by Rebecca Moore Oct 27, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Unexpected Lessons…The Emotional Impacts of Injury

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It has been a little less than a year since I broke two bones in my ankle. I have written previously about the importance of support following an injury and about the arduous process to discover why I went from being able to walk an average of 3 miles a day to barely being able to get from one side of a room to the other. After a series of visits to various Doctors and specialists, I finally received an accurate diagnosis and found out the pain I was experiencing was from stress fractures. A stress fracture is one or more tiny cracks in a bone.  I was applying excessive force on weak parts of my ankle.

Posted by Kerry Oct 10, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Are you ready for some Wheelchair Rugby?

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It’s that time of the week when at the Paralympics the sport that has everyone on their heels or wheels . This sport will either make you a lifetime fan or a hater of the sport. It is time for the world to know about the sport of wheelchair rugby. Get Ready Rio!

Posted by Bob Lujano Sep 14, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Importance of Social Support Following Injury

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On November 11, 2015, I sat on a medical exam table waiting for the orthopedic surgeon to return with the results of an MRI.  In the span of two months, I went from walking between two and three miles a day to barely being able to walk across a room.  The cause of this decline was not clear.  The speed of the decline and my lack of physical ability was alarming. 

Posted by Kerry Apr 25, 2016 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

Splash Into Cerebral Palsy Awareness

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Individuals dealing with Cerebral Palsy often do not think of the swimming pool as being a place for wellness and relaxation.    If you are dealing with Cerebral Palsy or know of someone, then you know that spasticity can create issues that become life changers. 

Posted by Windy Wills Mar 16, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Change Coming to College Wheelchair Basketball

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I hope this finds you well and that you are enjoying this holiday season. It has been a while since I posted, as I have been busy with work and completing another semester of graduate school.

Posted by Phillip Crain Dec 17, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Questions arise from Neal’s airline issue

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The 29-year-old man with cerebral palsy allegedly waited more than 30 minutes on a United Airlines plane parked at a Reagan International Airport gate while workers were supposed to bring an aisle wheelchair to his seat so he could get off the plane and go to the restroom. So, he decided to crawl down the aisle to disembark the plane and get his own wheelchair.

Posted by Josh pate Oct 28, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

A Dad’s Perspective

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I was asked to write a blog about raising a child with a disability from a Dad’s perspective.  At first I thought this would be a great topic.  But then I was like, “what the heck is a blog”? So, after discussing what a “ blog” is, I am like, I can do this because a blog is just like talking to someone, but in written form versus spoken. I can do that because I sell for a living and can talk forever, the hard part is to make it worthy of reading.  I hope you like my perspective/story.

Posted by Mathew Malawski Oct 15, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

CP Is Not All Negative

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October 7, 2015 was World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day and while the reader response, both from commenters and social media, to my last post on CP (here) was good, I could not help but feel like my post had painted cerebral palsy in an overly negative light. I wrote that post as an introduction to what, in general, CP can involve and I feel like I succeeded quite well. However, the more times I read the post, the more I could not shake the feeling that I made it appear as though CP was awful and everything that it entails is negative. That is definitely not true. This may sound crazy to some people but I would not change a thing about my CP. Here is why:

Posted by Phillip Crain Oct 09, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

I’ll take CP as part of my identity

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It was World Cerebral Palsy Day on (Oct. 7), and I’m wearing a green shirt to promote awareness – just as the movement suggested I do. I live with CP, but in no way is it the top priority in my life nor does it tell me what I can or cannot do. That’s why I was a little conflicted on how to approach this day of awareness.

Posted by Josh pate Oct 08, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments