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  1. He walks without braces. He got braces, AFOS...

    He walks without braces. He got braces, AFOS last year when we were at SCI-Step, but they are very heavy and have a lot of metal protruding about 1.5 inches on each side at the ankles. Since SCI...
  2. Kristi, Yes!! You can do it, we have been...

    Kristi, Yes!! You can do it, we have been working for 3 1/2 years. Last year when they were able to get him to take steps with a walker it was wonderful. He had been to several PTs and they kept...
  3. My son was diagnosed as complete. He shattered 9...

    My son was diagnosed as complete. He shattered 9 vertebrate with 4 rods from C5 to T 10 and a fractured L 1, he had no feeling and no movement. For about 6 months we believed all the negative things...
  4. There Is Hope For Spinal Cord Injury Recovery

    My Son And I Are Back At Sci-step For 6 Weeks, Last Year We Were Able To Spend 3 Months. He Learned For The First Time Last Year (after 2 1/2 Years Of T7/8 Injury) To Take Steps With A Walker. It...
  5. Thread: SCIstep

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    Dear Broken Wing, Sci-step is approved by...

    Dear Broken Wing,
    Sci-step is approved by medicare and we were the first they were able to get it to cover on. They have a way, there is some obscure thing that covers spinal cord injury and if you...
  6. Thread: SCIstep

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    Dear Daisy, I took my son to SCI-step for 3...

    Dear Daisy,
    I took my son to SCI-step for 3 months, I had only intended to stay for 30 days so he would not be kicked out of medicare. It was so good I figured we had to stay until I ran out of...
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    Yes, I did buy a laser, about a year ago. I used...

    Yes, I did buy a laser, about a year ago. I used it for 14 days, 50 minutes a day as worked best for the rats. I then went up the spinal cordon the 15th day. My son said he felt more. I bought my...
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    JJ,, We just drove home from SCI-Step. My son...

    JJ,,
    We just drove home from SCI-Step. My son has his bruise at T 7-8. He broke 10 vertebrate and has rods from
    c-5 to T-10. We had therapy 3 hrs/ day, 3 days / week. At $100/hr this worked...
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    This is my second try, I really need to get...

    This is my second try, I really need to get better at this, but it will be shorter this way. I wanted to share what I call mental exercise. I use Donna Edens book ,Energy Medicine, Richard Gordon's...
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    John, I am very excited about the progress my...

    John,
    I am very excited about the progress my son has made at SCI-step. He is using a walker, using treadmill, using parallel bars,pedaling an exercise bike all without a harness. He is takking...
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    Sticky: My last post seems incomplet, so here goes. One...

    My last post seems incomplet, so here goes. One piece of equipment that is easy to assemble is a pad on the floor to rest your knees and a rolled towel under your foot at the ankle, a spacer pad...
  12. Oxygen, I just read all of your posts. ...

    Oxygen,
    I just read all of your posts. Congradulations and well done. Thank-you for all of your time in sharing the success you have and the photos of your progress. You are truely a hero! Every...
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    I am very, very happy for Jacki. From August of...

    I am very, very happy for Jacki. From August of 2003 to October of 2005 with no feeling and no movement and now to have feeling and some movement to me is tremendous!!!!Based on my experience with...
  14. I listen to the news here and say the rats, the...

    I listen to the news here and say the rats, the mice, the cats and dogs are getting recovery, but not the humans, why. What about Dr. Lima's work in Portugal?
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    Dr. wise Young, I saw your name in conjunction...

    Dr. wise Young,
    I saw your name in conjunction with information on olefactory stem cells. I have seen information on Olefactory stem cells dating back to 1999 (it probably goes back further) I have...
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    Dear Andy, I just realized you are in the...

    Dear Andy,
    I just realized you are in the Chicago area. My friend was injured 8 months ago and went through therapy at RIC (Igot it wrong the first go round and thought it was RIM, but that is...
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    Dear Andy, I am just excited to share, there...

    Dear Andy,
    I am just excited to share, there are I know thousands of folks out there that heard what I heard"your son will be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, you should just accept it,...
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    Poll: I have heard that the motion and energy of horse...

    I have heard that the motion and energy of horse back or mule back riding transfers to the body riding and helps to promote recovery. I would imagine balance is also achieved. This is what he told...
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    Poll: when my son was in rehab in Billings, Montana,...

    when my son was in rehab in Billings, Montana, 10/10/03, I got a letter form a 65 year old retired rodeo clown. He told me he was in the same hospital in 1957 after a bull riding accident, of course...
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    Poll: My son was injured 9/20/03, diagnosed complete,...

    My son was injured 9/20/03, diagnosed complete, t7-8 (rods from c-5 to
    t-10, 10 broken vertebrat, c-7 small bruise) We are now at SCI-STEP and I believe he will be able to walk someday. He is...
  21. What little I Know about the System

    I have been the lucky recipient of the letter fromm Medicare telling us that my son gets $1740 for therapy under the new medicare law as of Jan 1, 2006.. My research indicats that if you have an...
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    Sticky: there is even hope for help using insurance

    :applaud:
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    There is hope for recovery from SCI

    I am grateful to have been able to bring my son to SCI-Step a few weeks ago. He was injured 2 1/2 years ago, breaking 10 vertebrate and recieving a bruise at T7-8 which paralyzed him from his rib...
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    I am truely grateful that I was able to bring my...

    I am truely grateful that I was able to bring my son to SCI-Step. In just 8 workouts I was amazed to see him taking steps with the parallel bars and his trainer adjusting his back foot further back...
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