Spine

What pushing a wheelchair does to your back

When you push someone in a wheelchair, you may be hurting your back without knowing it. Researchers at The Ohio State University Spine Research Institute measured the forces on the spine caused by pushing a wheelchair, and discovered … READ MORE

A day in the life of four wheelers

Alex Ghenis, Paula Larson, Ian Jaquiss and Ellen Stohl are four very different people with disabilities — with one similarity in common: Each agreed to share a day of their lives, taking us on a tour of what do they do, where they … READ MORE

In search of a better backrest

This past Tuesday, I rolled by my local wheelchair shop to make a small chair adjustment. I’ve recently been working with one of the staff members to rebuild my backrest in a way that would give me better posture, and I wanted one … READ MORE

Thoraco-Lumbo-Sacral Orthosis, TLSO

A plastic body jacket used for a variety of diagnoses including post-operative protection, scoliosis, and vertebral fractures. Thoracic-Hip-Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses Consists of a spinal orthosis in addition to an HKAFO for control of … READ MORE
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