maximize arm hand function

Tools & Techniques to Maximize Arm and Hand Function After Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to any part of the spinal cord. This damage can lead to loss of function and sensation in the parts of the body served by the spinal cord below the location of the injury. Individuals whose injury occurs above cervical vertebrae C6 and C7 usually experience paralysis or…
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9 Things that Drive Wheelchair Users Crazy

There are some experiences – both positive and negative – that only wheelchair users could understand. For people who don’t have any experience with wheelchairs, either directly or indirectly, there are some things that are helpful to know about wheelchair etiquette. Most of us want to do the right thing, and can inadvertently have a…
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Effective Bowel Program for Quadriplegic

Spinal cord injury (SCI) disrupts the way the bowel system sends signals to the brain and bowel about when the bowel needs to be emptied. When this system is disrupted the bowel no longer works like it did pre-injury, and causes complications that range from constipation to accidents. The Relationship Between the Bowel and the…
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Sex, Intimacy and Spinal Cord Injury

Sex and intimacy are an integral part of the development and experience of all people. Today, there is more information than ever for people with spinal cord injury (SCI) and paralysis who have questions about what their sex and intimate life will be like post-injury. It’s a common question from both men and women: can…
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Traveling with a Disability

People with a disability can, and do, travel all over the world. While there may be some places that, due to the terrain or location, aren’t accessible for all disabilities, with planning and preparation people with disabilities can go virtually anywhere they want! Like Thrive Advocate, Craig Kennedy, who went live from Dubai in our…
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National Disability Day: Compassion, Education & Support

“There is no one on the face of this Earth who is guaranteed living a portion of his/her life without a disability.  This should not scare you, but motivate you to learn more about this segment, which constitutes nearly 20% of the nation’s population.” – Scott Chesney, Coach & Consultant | Alliance & Thrive Advocate…
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Communication in Relationships After a Spinal Cord Injury

Maintaining honest communication in key relationships – even in the best of times – takes dedication, mutual trust, and vigilance.  When the challenges and stressors that accompany spinal cord injury (SCI) are added to the mix, it is more important than ever to keep open and honest lines of communication in relationships flowing. Spinal cord…
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The Power of Positive Thinking for People with Spinal Cord Injury

“The only place that a true disability can reside is in one’s attitude…and that is a choice.” ~ Scott Chesney, Speaker, Coach & Consultant | Alliance Advocate Is your attitude where you want it to be?  Is it a positive one or a negative one? The good thing is that every moment of the day…
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Meet the Thrive Community Advocates

Meet the Thrive Advocates

In October 2019, Enemeez® launched The Thrive Community. Enemeez® goal in launching Thrive was to provide a safe, engaging and educational space for any person with a disability, their caretakers and healthcare providers. Ask questions, connect with peers and empower each other through open communication and engagement and share the power of ‘choosing to thrive’.…
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Thrive Community: Disability and Career? You can do it!

Hello Thrive Community!  With October being National Disability Employment Month, I thought we should examine the possibilities of you getting back to work, starting to work, changing careers, or even just beginning to think about working or a career if you are not quite at that age to be employed yet. If there is ever…
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