Healthy Living

Rehab is Over…Now What?

December 19th, 2013|

Your time in rehab is over. After spending several weeks in intense rehabilitation therapy following a spinal cord injury, brain injury or another acquired disability, it can feel like ending a love-hate relationship. Even for those with degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis or ALS, where do you go from here? […]

Baclofen Pumps

June 12th, 2013|

Has this technology for spasticity come of age?
Richard Holicky knew there were serious risks involved with having a baclofen pump surgically implanted, but he had also heard the “miracle” stories from recipients who said the pump had all but saved their lives by controlling their spasticity. He held out […]

An Inexpensive Weight Loss Program

April 4th, 2012|

Weight gain is a sneaky thing. A study cited in a recent Craig Hospital article showed that people with SCI averaged only a pound gain per year. That might not sound too bad, but when you do the math, the pounds add up. A 2008 National Institute on Disability study did just that and found that at 30 years post-injury, 74 percent of quads and paras were either overweight or obese.