Improving the quality of life with educational and recreational opportunities for individuals with spinal cord injuries.

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The Kelly Brush Foundation is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for those who have experienced a spinal cord injury. They offer the inspiration to believe and the grants to enable anyone to buy the equipment they need to get out and go. But the Kelly Brush Foundation funds more than just recreation because...
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Due to many circumstances, the MetroHealth Spinal Cord Injury Forum will be postponed for 2023.  We are working on a new date and will update everyone soon.  We want to bring the best event possible and are working hard behind the scenes.  
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According to Brigham Young University psychology professor and researcher Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, being socially connected is considered a fundamental human need.  Social support has been known to positively influence life satisfaction and health, and even mortality,  among those living with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and disorders.  Our connection to others enables us to better battle...
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Have you ever heard of aquatic therapy? Have you ever wondered if it would be helpful with your spinal cord injury? Aquatic therapy is water-based therapeutic exercise.  It is also sometimes called hydrotherapy.  The value of doing exercises in water is based on 3 physical properties:  temperature, density, and viscosity.
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Due to many circumstances, the MetroHealth Spinal Cord Injury Forum will be postponed for 2023.  We are working on a new date and will update everyone soon.  We want to bring the best event possible and are working hard behind the scenes. 
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Did you know there are over 125 miles of walking trails in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park ALONE?  That doesn’t include the Cleveland Metroparks, the Lorain County Metroparks, or other trails in Northeast Ohio.  You don’t have to go far in order to get to a trail.  But, if you are a wheelchair user, that...
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By Dr. James Wilson In September 2022, the MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute convened the 26th annual SCI Forum in partnership with the United Spinal Association Northeast Ohio Chapter. This year’s theme was “Change and Transformation.” This was the first in-person forum since 2019 and included several changes to improve inclusivity. The date of the forum was...
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Written by: Megan Hammond, President USANEO Chapter Lots of updates with our local Chapter!! The United Spinal Association Northeast Ohio Chapter has been hard at work restarting its Community Event Ticket Program and bringing in-person social events for the first time since 2020. We continue to hold virtual monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday of...
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By Kim Anderson, PhD Living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) is a challenge, no doubt about it.  Just taking care of your daily needs can consume a lot of energy, much less thinking about adding on any other activities.  But it is important to engage in physical activity for your health.   Why by active? ...
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