1st July 2017 geri

Five c6 SCI Practical products

A simple bed ladder can assist with bed mobility, especially if staying in friends or hotels with beds that have no rails. It can also be used in exercise programs eg. yoga or floor exercises.





When you injure your spinal cord above the  T4 level your ability to sweat and therefore regulate your body temperature is compromised and essentially no longer works. Therefore in hot, humid weather or when participating in exercise you must be extremely vigilant  of your body and keep it cool. A simple water spray bottle is a must have for all quads  in such cases.



Achy shoulders or tired necks are common among SCI’s. After a long hard day of pushing,I recommend heat pads for under your shoulders in bed or simple heat packs purchased in two euro stores to relieve aches and pain.




A travel pump is a must have for all SCI’s.






The best gloves I have found so far for both indoor and outdoor wheelchair use are from HarnessDesigns.com. They are durable and offer good grip.


I am a C6 spinal cord injured lady three years post injury and I am living alone, working and doing day to day tasks with minimal assistance. This site is to offer friendly advice and support to newly injured spinal cord people and their families. From issues of exercise, transferring, personal grooming, clothes etc and showing ways of relearning day to day tasks we took for granted in the past. I will also provide links to products and services that I have found useful to my progress. Spinal cord injuries are so unique to each individual so remember what works for one person may not work for someone else but feel free to comment if you know about something that may have helped you in regaining some of your independence. Currently, I am a Masters in Research NUIG Graduate tutoring Health Science and Physiology students. Research area is Neuroscience. I also hold a first class honours degree in Physiology from NUIG with twelve years experience in quality standard adherence, GMP and GLP and two years experience working in a global healthcare organization. I have a problem solving mind focused on quality with proven team working skills. Please note: I am not a medic and you should always consult your GP or consultant first before trying anything suggested on this website. All SCI's are different and what works for me may not necessarily work for everyone, depending on different health issues.

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  1. Mary

    Very useful Geri … love reading your blogs!! Keep up the amazing work xxx

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