SCI Awareness

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is when a traumatic event, disease, or virus damages the cells within the spinal cord and affects the nerves that relay signals back and forth from the brain and the body, resulting in the loss of normal function. September was designated as National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month byContinue reading “SCI Awareness”

Condition Specific Organizations and Resources

Amputee American Academy of Orthotists & Prosthetists 1650 King Street, Suite 500Alexandria, VA 22314Phone: 703-836-7114Fax: 703-836-0838Website: opedge.comAs the pre-eminent professional organization in orthotics and prosthetics, the mission of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists is to promote high standards of patient care through advocacy, education, and literature & research.  The Amputee Coalition of America 900Continue reading “Condition Specific Organizations and Resources”

Accepting New Help

The world we live in – and we ourselves – place a very high value on physical independence. We’re raised on the expectation that we will ultimately take care of ourselves. As toddlers, we learn to dress and feed ourselves, as teens we learn to drive and to think for ourselves and finally, as adults,Continue reading “Accepting New Help”