broken bone prevention for children with mobility impairments

Broken Bone Prevention for Children with Mobility Impairments

Broken Bones Break My Heart I was talking to one of my OT friends about a student we used to share. He is an elementary-age boy who has the most sparkling eyes and brilliant smile, but who has missed weeks of school, weeks of instruction, weeks of fun, weeks of social interactions, and who has [..}


Video Blog Episode 01: Staying Active After a Spinal Cord Injury

Matthew Tilford discusses how he stays active post-SCI, and offers advice for how those that are newly injured can do the same. [..}


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Have a Seat? No thanks, I’ll Stand!

I look outside and see the wheelchair that just sits.…next to the scooter and the barely used patio set outside the sliding glass door of our townhouse.  Further in the scene, is Gunnar, age 2 ½, climbing the ladder to the slide while together, Daddy and Roa make the loop around the climbing [..}


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Stand For Your Future

Hello my fellow standers, I’d like to introduce myself as this is my first blog for EasyStand. I’m Matthew Tilford and if you are an Easystand Facebook friend, you might remember me from my “standing and sanding” picture I posted to the page. By the way, I apologize to all the men out [..}


Life After SCI: The Tiffiny Carlson Story

Our latest video in the Life After SCI series is live. The Tiffiny Carlson Story is chock full of great tips for those with recent spinal cord injuries, but will be just as relevant for veteran wheelchair users. Tiffiny tells it like it is and doesn't shy away from topics, check out the video - it [..}


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Caroline is my kind of fighter!

I was lamenting not being able to move my fingers the other day, and then I ran across Caroline Lanctot. When she was 10 months old, she was in a car accident that left her a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic. Caroline is now in 5th grade, and she has pulled me out of a dark place. It's too easy [..}


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A Home Standing Program When Leaving SCI Rehab?

When we talk to our customers who have a spinal cord injury, we always hear about how they "used an EasyStand in rehab" or "stood in rehab." It's wonderful that Spinal Cord Injury Centers are establishing inpatient standing program for people with TBI and SCI, but what happens when the newly injured [..}


Airport Wheelchair Travel

Travelling Blues

A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Germany for a distributor meeting and an exhibition, and ran into some problems at the Dusseldorf airport. I have been lobbying (thanks Marty Ball) ever since to get them to change their ways before RehaCare next week. It is the only airport, that I know of, that [..}


Life After Spinal Cord Injury Video Shoot

Lights, Camera, Action – Joe Stone Shoot

Joe Stone is an active C7 quadriplegic with a passion for outdoor sports, health and nutrition. One of his goals is to train hard and become the first quadriplegic to compete in a triathlon, as part of that goal he recently completed a 105 mile handcycle trek and is currently working on a video [..}


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Standing: No Excuses!

Hello Friends! The following is not a paid advertisement from EasyStand…YOU MUST STAND! I repeat this is not a paid advertisement from EasyStand. So, why am I writing this then? Because I am getting sick and tired of all the lousy excuses that I continue to get from so many people with [..}