Smoking and Lungs, Skin, Bladder

You already know that a spinal cord injury causes an impairment of the muscles involved in breathing – the higher the injury, the greater the impairment. That’s strike one. The fact that smoking is harmful to your lungs is hardly news. Still, that’s strike two. How smoking affects your lungs – just what happens whenContinue reading “Smoking and Lungs, Skin, Bladder”

Switching to a Power Chair

For many SCI survivors, recapturing independence is your single most significant achievement. You view any concessions to that independence – accepting more help, using more or different equipment – as giving up, as failure, as the ultimate defeat. But it’s hard to deny the fatigue and pain that may come from years of pushing aContinue reading “Switching to a Power Chair”

The Benefits of Exercising, Even with Limited Mobility

When limited by an injury or disability, individuals tend to lead inactive lifestyles. There’s good news, however! Even if you are limited by your mobility or use a motorized wheelchair or electric scooter, there are still ways to be active and live a healthy life. According to the article “How to Exercise if You HaveContinue reading “The Benefits of Exercising, Even with Limited Mobility”

The Keeper of the House

By Barry CorbetReprinted with permission from New Mobility Magazine Doing housework from a wheelchair is possible. It is not practical. Nonetheless, some of us insist on doing it. For all you masochists out there, there are ways and means. To make household chores more approachable, I suggest dividing them into three categories: what you can’tContinue reading “The Keeper of the House”

Travel Tips for Scooter and Power Chair Users

Don’t let limited mobility stop you from traveling. There are many places in the world that are handicap accessible for scooter users and power chair users. With a little research and planning, your trip abroad will be one to remember. Don’t know where to start? Check out this article from the Zebra, “Travel Tips forContinue reading “Travel Tips for Scooter and Power Chair Users”

Weight Gain: The Battle of the Bulge

So you gained five pounds in the last year; no big deal. It’s probably not enough for anyone to notice. But think about it: What’s five pounds a year? It’s twenty pounds in four years. Fifty pounds in ten years. One hundred pounds in twenty years! Were you planning to be around in twenty years?Continue reading “Weight Gain: The Battle of the Bulge”

Your Gift Guide to Mobility Products

Picking out gifts for your loved ones each year can be a challenge. Some people are naturally good at picking the perfect gifts for their friends and family, but for many people, it can be difficult. Things get more complicated depending on the individual; some people are easier to buy for than others. Perhaps youContinue reading “Your Gift Guide to Mobility Products”