Category Archives: Rehabilitation

Kicks N Coffee

Kicks and Coffee two things I can’t do like I want to… By no means have I ever been a sneaker head but I like a fresh pair of kicks with a little bit of lace game. Now here is where you’d think the wheelchair guy would have a leg up (lol) seeing that they stay safely planted on the … Continue reading

Posted in Events/Fundraisers, Random Thoughts, Rehabilitation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My First Book: 7 Day Book Preview

If you’ve been following my blog you know how important my kids are and continuing to be an active father is to me. You have probably also seen one of my new hobbies/therapeutic recreation activities, iPhone photography and editing. I have combined the two to create my first children’s photo book called, THE ADVENTURES OF THE GREAT ACTION JAXON! This … Continue reading

Posted in Recreation, Rehabilitation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Please Advise: The ABRT Movement

As you probably already know, I am a spinal cord injury victim and believer in activity-based restorative therapy (ABRT) as performed at establishments like Race to Walk/Project Walk. With all the research and success stories associated with activity-based restorative therapy programs where are we with implementing them in hospitals as well as insurance coverage for it in hospitals and private … Continue reading

Posted in Rehabilitation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NRN IS DEAD (The Wake Up Call)

I know you all were probably on the edge of your seat waiting to see how week two of NRN went, WELL……………. It started off a little rocky because of the long Labor Day weekend on Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday went great and well Friday lets just say I ended the week with a bang! On Friday, I rolled to … Continue reading

Posted in Rehabilitation, SCI Effects | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Starting the Neurorecovery Network

All righty then… Let me see… I’m trying to figure out where to start because my last entry was, wow, on my rebirth-day, 8/1. I have to do better! Well, I’m back in Atlanta for the Neurorecovery Network (NRN). It started on Wednesday with some baseline testing. The coolest test they did was a standing test to see what my … Continue reading

Posted in Rehabilitation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Day 3 of Day Program

Today I got over my new fear of flying! After my accident I was just like I’m not even trying to travel at all really, but I’m definitely not going to fly. Well today as a part of Shepherd’s therapeutic rec program we took a trip to the airport. We went through security and actually boarded a plane. My wife … Continue reading

Posted in Rehabilitation | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Day 2 of the Day Program

Today was a much better day! I met with my old PT and we got in my manual chair. It went surprisingly well, no great! My balance was good, I was able to do a forward pressure relief with out assistance and my shoulders were strong. My PT could not believe the progress I’ve made. Her quote of the day … Continue reading

Posted in Rehabilitation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment