6th September 2017 geri

Waste trainers useful for balance!

As a quad, one of the main problems for me is balance or lack of it. Being paralyzed from above my chest means I have no active core muscles and thus little balance. Sitting upright in a chair for 10 hours plus can become very tiring and result in alot of strain on my neck muscles. I have tried many orthapedic waste binders but the Velcro material they are constructed from has proved painful and irritable on my skin. These waste trainers I found online help with balance and also with low blood pressure I have as a result of my c6 spinal cord injury. Also it helps that they are girlie and visually less clinical than hospital ones.

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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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