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How to help someone newly paralyzed

How to help someone newly paralyzed

Paralysis due to a spinal cord injury may be a challenging and demanding experience for anyone, as it limits physical movement and has far-reaching effects. There are also psychological and emotional effects of paralysis due to spinal cord injuries (SCIs), such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sadness, stress, and anxiety. This is why helping a …

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A guide to functional capacity evaluation physical therapy, evaluation, & testing

A guide to functional capacity evaluation physical therapy, evaluation, & testing

FCE is an objective and complete evaluation that analyzes an individual’s ability to perform on-the-job duties as well as activities of daily life after sustaining an injury or condition that might impair their function. It can provide essential information about the most effective treatment or activity program for people with disabilities. Because of this, both …

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What conditions automatically qualify you for disability

What conditions automatically qualify you for disability?

Disabilities can be evident, like intellectual disabilities, or they can be inherited or acquired at any time in a person’s life. Approximately 1.3 billion individuals, or about 1 in 6 people, live with a severe disability, making up around 15% of the world’s population. But whenever most people think of disability, they imagine a wheelchair, …

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Where do handicapped prisoners go

Where do handicapped prisoners go

Many prisoners with disabilities are in solitary confinement, often allegedly for their safety, due to a lack of suitable alternative facilities. The prison atmosphere is difficult to manage for everyone, but it is complicated for those with disabilities. Sadly, approximately two out of every five state or federal prison inmates report a disability. Physically challenged …

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How does a spinal cord injury affect the brain

There are a variety of ways in which spinal cord injuries affect the brain, depending on the nature and severity of the spinal cord injury. They can cause severe and chronic complications such as brain inflammation, leading to nerve damage, cognitive and affective changes, and depression. Anatomy of Spinal Cord Injury Like an upside-down tree, …

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How to lose belly fat in a wheelchair

How to lose belly fat in a wheelchair

Do you want to know how to tone your stomach while in a wheelchair? Dietary advice typically consists of “eat less, move more.” Some wheelchair-bound individuals have a serious calorie surplus because they don’t get enough exercise. Over time, this will inevitably result in a weight increase. It is estimated that nearly two-thirds of adults …

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The Best Wheelchair for Parkinson’s Patients

People with Parkinson’s disease often struggle with mobility. This is because the disease affects the part of the brain that controls movement. As a result, people with Parkinson’s may experience tremors, muscle stiffness, and problems walking and balancing. A wheelchair might be needed when a Parkinson’s patient starts to have trouble walking. When a person …

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