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One Step Closer

Walking Exoskeletons Inching Toward Retail

For people with spinal cord injury, the nearest and greatest technology hope for walking again is the current class of exoskeletons.

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Just for Kids

On the Rocks

What You Need to Know to Climb Mountains

All you need to climb a mountain is a good helper, some equipment and an adventurous spirit.

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Film Reel

Immovable Mountain

‘Wampler’s Ascent’ Spotlights Determination, Forgiveness

“Wampler’s Ascent” is a documentary about Wampler’s attempt to become the first person with a disability to climb El Capitan, a mountain that spans the height of two Empire State buildings, and a feat accomplished by only 50 percent of the climbers who attempt it. Wampler who has severe cerebral palsy and uses a power chair can do only two things with his left arm: push and pull. And those two motions are all he needs to pull himself up the mountain.

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Enabled Life

Into the Garden

Accessibility Strategies for Life-long Planting

As seasons change so too do physical abilities. Whether you’re a senior with stability and walking issues, a person with a new spinal cord injury or someone who’s been coping with a mobility condition your whole life, gardening can be accessible. All you have to do is think creatively.

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Film Reel

Road to Recovery

‘Swingman’ Has a Story to Tell, But Does the Filmmaker Tell It?

In “Swingman,” a documentary about Marshall Allen, a Fort Worth, Texas, firefighter, the filmmaker drives too fast to truly tell the story of this exceptional man.

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Built Tough

Accessible Vehicle Providers Share Challenging Cases

Truth be told, there's a lot of creativity that goes into building a modified vehicle. So The Mobility Project asked mobility providers: What stumps you? What are your toughest cases?

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Wash, Rinse, Spin

Cleaning Your Cover and Other Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Wheelchair Cushion

Cushions are made of many different materials: air cells, foams of different densities and thicknesses, gel, honeycomb or a combination. But they’re all designed to keep you comfortable and support you. And one of the best ways to get the most from your wheelchair seat cushion is to take good care of it.

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Clinical Focus

Spina Bifida

What Is It, and How Does It Affect Mobility?

The incomplete closing of the spine can leave a person vulnerable to nerve and spinal cord damage.

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Healthy Resolution

Tips for Month-to-Month Diet Changes

Now is the time for setting resolutions. While getting healthy might be among your resolutions, it's important to remember that fad diets won't produce lasting results. The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to ditch dieting and begin to change your lifestyle slowly over time.

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Be a Hero

Tools for Your Caregiving Arsenal

Caregiving doesn't have to be an isolating task. There are plenty of tools at your fingertips to help you conquer your fears and be the best caregiver you can be.

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Rub-a-Dub: How Safe Is Your Tub?

Tips and Technology to Make Your Bathroom a Safer Place

Judging by how many people are injured in their bathrooms every year, many, many bathrooms could benefit from a safety overhaul. But every person’s and family’s needs are different. So before you can determine the types of improvements your bathroom needs, here are some things to consider.

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Enabled Life

Best in App

19 ‘Mobile’ Apps to Try Now

The Mobility Project staff shares a list of 19 mobility-related apps we think you shouldn’t be without.

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Cut Out for Caregiving?

The Right Plan Can Allay Fears About Caring for a Loved One

No matter where you’re at on your caregiving journey, you’re probably bursting with emotions, fears and a burning question: Where do I go from here? Follow these five steps to get on the road to success and become the best caregiver you can be.

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Enabled Life

From MyPlate to My Plan

Dieticians Outline Nutritional Priorities, Kitchen Tips and Menus to Get You on the Right Track

Smart nutrition choices are not hard to make as long as you know the basics.

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To Propel or Not to Propel

Repetitive Use Injuries, Aging and Preventative Strategies

The amount of repetitive activity in propelling a manual wheelchair can put a person at greater risk for developing a repetitive use injury such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome or impingement.

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Amputee Answers

Expert Explains Prosthetics Fittings, Types of Amputations

The Mobility Project and Mobility Management magazine sat down with Scott Cummings, president of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists and a member of the Amputee Coalition’s scientific and medical advisory committee, to find out more about the abilities of everyday people who use prosthetics.

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Finding Your Fitness Niche

Understand Your Exercise Needs for Increased Health, Independence in the Golden Years

The Mobility Project offers tips on making the most out of your fitness regimen.

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Reinventing the Wheel

The Latest Advances in Wheelchair Technology and Mobility Equipment

Take a look at this year’s hottest new products.

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Get Social

Consumers ‘Like’ Facebook, Blogs for Health Information

Staying healthy is a full-time job, and savvy consumers are using all of the tools available to them—including social media, says a Kansas State University researcher.

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A Field of Their Own

Minnesota Wheelchair Softball Teams Open First Field in Honor of the Late Todd Anderson

The celebration for Todd Anderson Field, Minnesota’s first competitive wheelchair softball field, is set for Aug. 9.