Exercise for life (EX4L) is a free online collection of innovative exercise videos for individuals with spinal cord injuries, created by students @sacredheart with help from @GaylordHealth physical therapists. Feedback and recommendations are welcome! shuex4l.wixsite.com/website
Meeting with your doctor by phone or video call means you need to be better prepared to clearly communicate your concerns and questions. See Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's and EduMed's patient guides to telemedicine for tips and resources to find out how to schedule an appointment!
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Check out this simple method by YouTuber Christian Cudo. 1 - Place a thick board over a normal scale. 2 - Pop a wheelie on top of the board, or roll your rear wheels ontop and have someone tilt you backwards. 3 - Record your total weight and subtract the weight of your wheelchair to find your body weight. #morethanwalking #spinalcordinjury
Trouble sleeping after SCI? Check out Craig Hospital's tips for better sleep and videos from Good Shepard Rehab, Jenny Rolls On (C6/7), and Brian's Paralyzed Living (T1) YouTube channels. Share your own tips, useful links, and questions below, or submit your own demonstration video for More Than Walking's YouTube channel!
Video Games As Quarantine Therapy?
Those of us with spinal cord injuries around the world need to follow official guidelines to avoid Covid-19, but that doesn't mean we can't have fun! Mike Hurlock is a family therapist, and in the midst of self-isolation has started a YouTube channel to share his therapeutic hobby of video gaming as a C4 complete quadriplegic (search for Doctor Quad PhD to subscribe). Whether it's staying calm and active mentally or physically, how are you coping with life's changes since Covid-19? Respond in comments below or submit a video for More Than Walking's YouTube channel!
Stay Home, But Stay Active!
Watch videos of at-home exercises and download guidelines for both paraplegia and quadriplegia (tetraplegia) from SCI Action Canada. Find more information on healthy living with spinal cord injury at SCI-U, a free online course on physical activity, parenting, sex, pain, wheelchair adjustment, skin, nutrition, bowel, bladder, and more. Consider sharing your own exercise routines or adaptation videos on More Than Walking's YouTube channel!
Covid-19 poses the greatest risk to those of us with underlying health conditions and disabilities. So, if you're a wheelchair user, here are some tips from Numotion on how to protect yourself and others.
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