The Enabled Life


No Barriers climb

Veterans to Climb Volcano as Part of No Barriers Rehab

No Barriers has selected its 2012 Soldiers to Summits (STS) team.

Winter Sports

Veterans With Disabilities Rock Winter Sports Clinic

In late March, veterans with disabilities faced a new challenge: enduring six days of intense training on the slopes of Snowmass, Colo.

Rare Diseases

Finding Someone Like Me

Understanding and Coping With the Challenges of Rare Diseases

Debra Richardson shares her story of finding a community for stiff person syndrome and how she started her own Web site to connect with others.

Man in wheelchair talking to physician

Time to Speak Up

Advocating for Your Healthcare Might Be the Smartest Thing You Ever Do

To get the most out of primary health care, people with mobility conditions must become active healthcare consumers. Find out how.

Seating the pelvis

The Trouble With Sitting

How a Good Seating and Positioning System Is Key to Independence and Quality of Life

The Mobility Project asked Susan Cwiertnia, PT, MS, clinical specialist at Varilite, to discuss the importance of proper seating and positioning.

Diabetes and healthy eating

Diabetes and Paralysis: Are You at Risk?

Addressing Risk Factors Through Healthy Eating, Exercise and Electrical Stimulation

Paralysis increases the risk for developing diabetes by three, according to University of Georgia researcher Dr. Kevin McCully.

Handrim with dipcoating

How It Works

Dip Coating: Maximizing the Push in Wheelchair Pushrims

The pushrim, a critical part of your chair's propulsion system, is often dip coated. Spinergy, a company that produces high-performance wheels for ultralightweight wheelchairs, tells us why that's important.

Food Experts Offer Insight on Senior Nutrition Trends

Recent research from the Institute of Food Technologists’ Wellness 12 meeting highlights the growing need for food to help seniors control illnesses and chronic conditions.

FacingDisability.com

FacingDisability.com: A New Way to Cope With Spinal Cord Injury

Anne Hambleton, assistant director of the Hill Foundation, discusses the new Web site FacingDisability.com.

Olympic Grant Money to Target Military With Disabilities

The deadline for applications is May 11.

Paralyzed Veterans Announces Adaptive Cycling Clinics

Register now for upcoming adaptive cycling clinics.

No Turning Back

Book Review

'No Turning Back' Is a Conversation in Book Form

Bryan Anderson tells his story of losing both his legs and left hand in Iraq and his recovery and ongoing quest to live life to the fullest.

Seating Diagram

The Secret Life of Mobility Providers

Understanding Your Mobility Equipment Fitting

Mobility providers discuss the process of fitting clients with a custom mobility system.

Paralympic Torch 2012

London Unveils 2012 Paralympic Torch

The most prominent feature of the 2012 Paralympic Torch is its mirrored finish, created so that its color will adapt to its surroundings.

FEMA

FEMA Discusses Improving Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities

Topics include power charger challenges and effective emergency broadcasts.