"This indispenable guide offers a complete picture of the road to recovery, and the specifics to move ahead with your life. When possible it encourages readers to resume their favorite hobbies, participate in athletic activities and return to the workplace.For the first time, leading medical specialists at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic offer their expert advice on everything from emotional adjustments, to skin care, to home and car modifications, to quality-of-life improvements. Easy-to-read, illustrated, and well organized, Mayo Clinic Guide to Living with A Spinal Cord Inury provides the "how-to" regarding the day-to-day challenges faced by anyone who has a spinal cord injury."
|Spinal Cord Injury and the Family: A New Guide (The Harvard University Press Family Health Guides)|
by Michelle J. Alpert M.D. (Author), Saul Wisnia (Author), Cindy and Ted Purcell (Foreword)
Spinal cord injury, or SCI, is frequently sudden and unexpected―through accident, disease, or violence, patients temporarily lose control of their bodies and, it seems, their lives. With rehabilitation, they can learn to navigate their world once more, retraining muscles and mind to compensate for paralyzed limbs and diminished strength. But as Dr. Michelle Alpert shows here, there is far more to recapturing full, independent lives than regaining movement. Central to long-term success is...
|The Spinal Cord Injury Handbook: For Patients and Families|
by Richard C. Senelick MD (Author)
Education is the lifeline that can help spinal cord injured patients return to productive, healthful lives—or begin life anew. Inside the Spinal Cord Injury Handbook, patients, family members, healthcare providers and attorneys learn the six major arenas that make up optimum health and rehabilitation success. These include mobility, skin care, sexuality and myths that pervade society.
|Life on Wheels: The A to Z Guide to Living Fully with Mobility Issues|
by Gary Karp (Author)
"There are 1.7 million regular wheelchair users in the United State. Like anyone else, they work, marry, have children, travel, play sports, and are full members of their community. Life on Wheels makes sure they take full advantage of every available opportunity. It is the A-Z guide for all you need to know about every aspect of living with mobility impairment. This unique book offers an initial road map to the lifelong, complex, and fascinating road of the disability experience....
|Across The Street From Hell: My Spinal Cord Injury Recovery|
by Mark Anthony Hall (Author)
On his way to work the morning of August 8th 2007 Mark Hall was ejected from his vehicle during a rollover accident breaking his neck and leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. Follow him on his journey from his life as an Ironworker & Musician, through the accident, then tackling the daily obstacles of rehabilitation and his new life as a C-4, 5, 6 quadriplegic. What follows is an honest, raw and candid insight into the challenges of also being a Husband, Father to his three young daughters...
|Spinal Cord Injury: A Guide for Living (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)|
by Sara Palmer PhD (Author), Kay Harris Kriegsman PhD (Author), Jeffrey B. Palmer MD (Author)
Fully updated and revised, the second edition of Spinal Cord Injury is the definitive guide for people with SCI and their families. Combining first-person accounts with up-to-date medical information, the book addresses all aspects of spinal cord injury―recovery and coping, sex and family matters, transportation and housing, employment and leisure―and reviews the challenges encountered by people with spinal cord injury throughout their lives.
The authors explain how spinal...
|Nothing is Impossible: Reflections on a New Life|
by Christopher Reeve (Author)
Christopher Reeve has mastered the art of turning the impossible into the inevitable. In these candid reflections, Reeve shows that we are all capable of overcoming seemingly insurmountable hardships. He teaches us that for able-bodied people, paralysis is a choice—a choice to live with self-doubt and a fear of taking risks—and that it is not an acceptable one. Reeve knows from experience that the work of conquering inner space is hard and that it requires some suffering—after all,...
|Spinal Cord Injury: Functional Rehabilitation (2nd Edition)|
by Martha Freeman Somers (Author)
Appropriate for physical therapy students in courses covering neurorehabilitation and rehabilitation following spinal cord injury.This comprehensive text presents an in-depth examination of the central role of the physical therapist in rehabilitation following spinal cord injury. It provides updated information from clinical and basic science research, uses terminology and presents interventions consistent with published clinical practice guidelines, and includes strategies for delivering...
|Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation (Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation)|
by Edelle Field-Fote PT PhD (Author)
One of the world’s leading authorities in spinal cord injury, and a participant in the Human Brain Project brings you an evidenced-based guide to the state-of-the-art in spinal cord rehabilitation. She has assembled an expert team of clinicians, each with expertise in the content areas they address. Their work encompasses all of the new scientific knowledge and technological advances practitioners need to know to determine the most effective rehabilitation interventions for each patient...
|Alternative Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury|
by Laurance Johnston PhD (Author)
Studies indicate that 40% of Americans use some form of alternative medicine for individuals with long-term disabilities, learning about their options is even more critical. Written by the former director of the Spinal Cord Research and Education Foundation of the PVA, this is the first book to cover alternative therapies for spinal cord injury. From acupuncture to laser-based therapies, herbal medicine, homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, magnetic healing, and more, the book empowers readers...
|Spinal Cord Injury|
by Michael E. Selzer (Author)
SPINAL CORD INJURY A GUIDE FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES The newest title in the critically acclaimed American Academy of Neurology Press Quality of Life Guides series, Spinal Cord Injury is an authoritative and reliable resource for all those looking to educate themselves on the topic of spinal cord injury (SCI). Written in easy-to-understand language, the book includes information on: How the spinal cord works and what happens when it is injured; The benefits of rehabilitation; Assistive devices...