Bowel Care Mini Series: Pressure Injuries

Welcome to the first monthly episode of our Bowel Care Mini Series, hosted in the Enemeez Thrive Facebook Community and led by Thrive Advocate, Scott Chesney. In this episode, Scott interviews Beth Householder with Quest Healthcare, a Division of Quest Products, LLC on Pressure Injuries. Understand the different types of pressure injuries, symptoms, prevention and…
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The Best Wheelchair Accessible Beaches

The long days of winter are over, and spring is here! As the weather gets warmer, it’s fun to think about hitting the beach this summer. For mobility-impaired people the beach can be slightly overwhelming. It helps to find beaches that are wheelchair accessible to make your day by the water as stress-free and fun…
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Young cerebral palsy patient

How to Care for a Paralyzed Person at Home

Caregiving for a loved one is one of the most powerful ways to help someone with limited mobility or paralysis. It helps people live fuller, healthier, more connected, and independent lives. While being a caregiver may not be something you chose, or ever thought you’d do, life sometimes has other plans. It can feel overwhelming…
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disabled Young man in electric wheelchair on a boardwalk enjoying his freedom and observing nature

Skin Hygiene and Spinal Cord Injury

Skin is the largest organ in the body and though we may not think about it often, skin plays an important role in overall health and wellness, particularly for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). Skin protects the body from germs and illness in many important ways. In addition to controlling body temperature in both…
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Urinary Infection Prevention, Neurogenic Bowel & SCI

  According to an article published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), many people with spinal cord injury (SCI) face problems with urinary stasis due to neurogenic bladder. Neurogenic bladder refers to any changes in bladder function that occur due to spinal cord injury. Depending on your level of injury, two general kinds…
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Physical therapist working with male patient with spinal cord injury (SCI)

National Spinal Cord Injury Centers

After a spinal cord injury (SCI) it’s important to access a rehabilitation center that can optimize your recovery, but it can be difficult to know where to start. When selecting a spinal rehab center, proximity to where you live is a key factor to consider, but it’s also important to be sure the rehabilitation center…
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Avoiding Blood Clots After Spinal Cord Injury

Image Credit: amazing studio A blood clot is just what it sounds like: a thickening of the blood. People with spinal cord injury (SCI) are at particular risk for blood clots, also referred to as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Risk is often higher in the days and weeks following injury, usually during a stay at…
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Close-up of male hand on wheel of wheelchair during walk in park. He holds his hands on the wheel.

Keys to an Effective Bowel Training Process

While some form of bowel retraining is most commonly needed for people with spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and certain illnesses like Multiple Sclerosis or Spina Bifida, a bowel training program can benefit anyone who experiences bowel and/or stool irregularities. If you experience chronic constipation, have become reliant on laxatives to pass…
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TBI Traumatic Brain Injury written in notebook

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Bowel Management

Though traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause varying symptoms, one symptom that people typically speak about less openly is loss of bowel control. Before we discuss effective bowel management programs for people with TBI, however, it is important to focus on why a loss of bowel control occurs in the first place. How does the…
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mother of disabled child

Mother’s Day: Appreciating & Supporting Moms of Children with Disabilities

Mother’s Day is celebrated annually to appreciate and honor mothers and mother figures who bring love, nurturing, and security to the lives of children. Once a woman is a mother, she is a mother for life. Many people are unaware of the history of mother’s day, and think of it as a day we shower…
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