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
How can personal attendants for people with disabilities protect themselves and their clients from Covid-19? Check out CareAcademy's free online course for direct care workers.
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Watch this video by the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System showcasing different adaptive hand grip strategies for people with quadriplegia and limited hand function. Upload your own tips to share at morethanwalking.com. #spinalcordinjury #morethanwalking
Now that much of the world is experiencing the kind of isolation that people with disabilities have always faced daily, Caroline Casey, founder of The Valuable 500, is fighting for greater accessibility. Read her article here: "COVID-19's isolated world is the norm for people with disabilities."
Matthew Tilford has been advocating for himself and others with #spinalcordinjury and #disability on his blog and social media as he faces work challenges during Covid-19. Comment with blogs/vlogs you follow! Share your own story with More Than Walking!
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!
How do you cook from a wheelchair? Check out Ian Ruder's 2017 New Mobility article, "Take Back the Kitchen" for some inspiring examples of Paras and Quads who love to cook, and Craig Hospital's Helpful Tools For Cooking video for a great overview of what's available and how they're used!
Nakietha Rose highly recommends the Pasta Express for easy pasta cooking.
Jonathan Sigworth uses the Zanmini Egg Cracker for no-mess eggs.
Share your questions, tips, recipes, and links to useful products you use!
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!