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Modified steering wheel

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?

Lady with cane

QOL Check

Is Spasticity From Stroke Interfering With Your Life?

Last month the National Stroke Association launched a mini-campaign to celebrate International Quality of Life month. The organization’s goal was to raise awareness about spasticity and advocate for a better quality of life following stroke through its Faces of Stroke campaign.

Bubbles

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.

Wheelchair and Ambulatory Sports USA Names Two Athletes to Hall of Fame

Mikel Vandello and Mike Wise were honored because of their athletic accomplishments and willingness to share their love for sports.

Access4Kids

New Device Gives Kids Access to Touchscreen Devices

Georgia Tech researchers created Access4Kids, a wireless input device that uses a sensor system to translate physical movements into fine motor gestures.

Team USA Names World Cup Nordic Skiing Team

The competition takes place this week.

2012: A Year in Review for MS Research

The year 2012 was one of advancement for multiple sclerosis (MS).

Natasha Schuh

Rehab Champ

Natasha Schuh Honored for Work With Spinal Cord Injury

Natascha Schuh, who was only 16 when she sustained a cervical spinal cord injury, is the proud recipient of the Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation's 2012 American Rehabilitation Champion Award.

Spina bifida

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.

Couple eating breakfast

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.

Jobs

Top Jobs

CareerCast.com Offers List of Careers for People With Disabilities

Not sure which career path to follow? CareerCast.com wants to help. The online career resource has released a list of the best jobs for people with disabilities.

Superhero

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.