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  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Pressure or something else? in Care
    At least do more frequent weight shifts. You should tilt back at least every 30 minutes. (KLD)
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  • mrb's Avatar
    Today, 10:15 AM
    mrb replied to a thread Pressure or something else? in Care
    Never in sling, always straight out of it. Can't cut back on time up, need to work, don't mind a few days rest but can't do it for more than that....
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  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Pressure or something else? in Care
    Do you remain in your hoist sling while in your wheelchair? Can you tilt more often? I would strongly recommend cutting back your seating time if...
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  • HuskerDude's Avatar
    Today, 09:28 AM
    HuskerDude replied to a thread Cold triggers pain in Pain
    Hate it.
    2 replies | 24 view(s)
  • LindsayO's Avatar
    Today, 09:28 AM
    LindsayO replied to a thread Wheelchair too narrow in Equipment
    thanks so much for your reply will check the manuals, but pretty sure the camber tubes are not adjustable. My pc isn't showing the measurement...
    2 replies | 21 view(s)
  • mrb's Avatar
    Today, 09:19 AM
    mrb replied to a thread Pressure or something else? in Care
    There was a pressure sore which left scar tissue and that area does change colour a lot. It has changed a bit since staying off it, there was a small...
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  • Oddity's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 AM
    Oddity replied to a thread Wheelchair too narrow in Equipment
    Many chairs (including my old Quickie GT and current Lasher) have camber tubes that can be adjusted in width, without messing with the quick release...
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  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 09:09 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Pressure or something else? in Care
    You have a pretty good scar there, which would indicate that you had at least a stage III pressure injury. The scar continues to change and mature...
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  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    SCI-Nurse replied to a thread Cold triggers pain in Pain
    Unfortunately, cold exposure is well known to increase neuropathic pain. Another reason to keep warm and avoid cold environments as much as possible...
    2 replies | 24 view(s)
  • LindsayO's Avatar
    Today, 08:49 AM
    This is my first post, so hello everyone I'm here looking for help with my wheelchair. I bought an RGK fixe about 18 months ago, and got a...
    2 replies | 21 view(s)
  • mrb's Avatar
    Today, 08:28 AM
    mrb started a thread Pressure or something else? in Care
    I've got a small deep pink line across my right hand side ischial, decided to go onto bed rest to see how it responds but after 3 days of bed rest...
    5 replies | 22 view(s)
  • rAdGie's Avatar
    Today, 08:11 AM
    i got 24" wheels, spinergy blades and personally i'd rather they were smaller, they take up less room in my car and coz they are a little smaller you...
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  • HuskerDude's Avatar
    Today, 07:10 AM
    HuskerDude started a thread Cold triggers pain in Pain
    Anyone else have this? I'm always reminded on cold cold days. I typically go all year without much pain and then like clockwork I'm reminded it's...
    2 replies | 24 view(s)
  • GRAMMY's Avatar
    Today, 04:03 AM
    GRAMMY replied to a thread RIP John McDonald, MD, PhD in Cure
    I first met John in Washington DC on April 14th, 2008 after listening to his presentation on rehabilitative therapy. He was devoted to this work. ...
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  • annev308's Avatar
    Today, 12:02 AM
    Topical NSAIDs & rocktape (brand of kinesiology tape that I find to be more effective bc stickier) and PT concurrently. That has worked for me.
    4 replies | 129 view(s)
  • lynnifer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    lynnifer replied to a thread RIP John McDonald, MD, PhD in Cure
    Many of the new ones won't know him but he was a major player early on in the functional electrical stimulation game.
    4 replies | 268 view(s)
  • erikferret's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:55 PM
    I just looked at my old chair and those tires say 25-540 which is only 21.26 inches. I guess my wheels are way smaller than I thought. In my...
    8 replies | 217 view(s)
  • funklab's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:15 PM
    This is the entire reason I'm switching from 590 to 559 wheels for my next chair. I prefer the very slight advantage in regard to hopping up curbs...
    8 replies | 217 view(s)
  • vjls's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    vjls replied to a thread Van users in Equipment
    I bought that pick up and I love it but to diffcut for this quad to transfer to the turny seat and deal with boom and chair I love it even with the...
    29 replies | 607 view(s)
  • Treeza04's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:19 PM
    Treeza04 replied to a thread RIP John McDonald, MD, PhD in Cure
    Oh wow - He was working at Kennedy Krieger Institute, which has ties to Johns Hopkins, a few years ago not sure if he was still there now. Sorry to...
    4 replies | 268 view(s)
  • Tsquared's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    Tsquared replied to a thread Van users in Equipment
    I think you mean Mazda 5. The 3 is a regular car. I have the 5. Love it. When I wear this one out, hopefully a few years from now, I'll look for...
    29 replies | 607 view(s)
  • Phil Bishop's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:47 PM
    Are the BWG batteries made in China?
    5 replies | 121 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    Curt, there are several studies that indicate an increased risk for UTI if a condom catheter is left in place more than 24 hours. Best to remove at...
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  • Curt Leatherbee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:39 PM
    I use the Coloplast Freedom Clear SS and no issues, infact i wore one three days in a row with no leaks last weekend, now I think I'm paying for it...
    23 replies | 648 view(s)
  • Brad09's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:34 PM
    Brad09 replied to a thread Golfers elbow won't go away... in Care
    I haven't been working with a PT at this point, due to other medical expenses I've had this year. Hopefully I can try that soon. I'm hesitant to get...
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  • Curt Leatherbee's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:27 PM
    Wow, I just saw this earlier today, I'm shocked. I think he was younger than me (59) and looked great as I remember him. Rest in Peace John. I do...
    4 replies | 268 view(s)
  • Rustyjames's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:12 PM
    Rustyjames replied to a thread Van users in Equipment
    I don't have the high top roofs on my Ford vans so never encountered any high problems.
    29 replies | 607 view(s)
  • SCI-Nurse's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:26 PM
    Such sad news. From the Christopher & Dana Reeve Paralysis Center Facebook page: ...
    4 replies | 268 view(s)
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