Spinal Cord Injury Archives - Slater Vecchio

Category Archives: Spinal Cord Injury

December.31.2014
New Year’s Resolutions to Keep
                                Start off the New Year with Resolutions for a safer 2015: I will not use my mobile device while driving: It’s time to put your phone down while driving. No message is more important than someone’s life. I will…
June.11.2014
Is CrossFit Safe?
According to its creators, CrossFit is a “strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.” And yet it’s now a mainstream regimen that has taken the fitness world by storm. Anyone willing to endure the…
May.15.2014
What Does Your Liability Waiver Actually Cover?
Signing a waiver of liability before participating in a recreational activity means you give up your right to sue if you are injured. Simple, right? Not exactly. Last year, I commented on B.C. Supreme Court Case Niedermeyer v. Charlton. In the case, Ms. Niedermeyer signs up for a zip-lining adventure with ZipTrek Ecotours in Whistler,…
March.21.2014
Supporting Spinal Cord Injury BC – One Ugly Tie at a Time
Spinal Cord Injury BC helps people with spinal cord injuries get their lives back. The organization provides important programs and services to the spinal cord injury community throughout the province. A peer program helps those affected by spinal cord injuries overcome the challenges of living in a wheelchair. SCI BC also provides information services, connecting…
June.7.2013
Spinal Cord Injury – Canada’s Quest for a Cure
An announcement last week brings new hope for Canadians affected by spinal cord injury (SCI). The Canadian Government announced that $35 million will be given to the Rick Hansen Foundation to support continued SCI research and treatment. The investment ensures that the dream of a cure for paralysis after SCI lives strong. "I can say…
May.2.2013
Bionic Hand Assisted by iLimb iPhone App
For a young man with a prosthetic hand, the phrase"there's an app for that" has a whole new meaning. Jason Koger lost both his hands in an electrocution accident caused by a downed power line on an ATV. He has tried many different prosthetic hands but the latest one comes closest to a real hand.…
August.9.2012
FDA Approves New Spinal Cord Clinical Trial
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the FDA, has given the Miami Project permission to begin clinical trials on a study to treat patients with paralyzing spinal cord injuries. This ground-breaking study seeks to find a cure and re-establish both function and sensation to patients suffering from paralysis. The Miami Project is the world's most…