Mobility Conditions

Dandelion in sunshine

Tips for Managing Lymphedema During the Dog Days of Summer

Summer can be a trigger for pain and swelling in the arms and legs for people who have lymphedema. Fortunately, keeping this chronic condition in check during the hottest part of summer is possible, according to occupational therapists.

New Center Offers Rehabilitation Targeted to Women

Montefiore Medical Center;s Women’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will focus on gender-specific issues in spinal cord injury, among other services.

Arthritis Foundation Offers Tools for Juvenile Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation wants children and caregivers to learn the signs and symptoms of juvenile arthritis.

Study: Gene Variants Could Predict Rate of Motor Decline in Parkinson’s

Researches at UCLA have uncovered two variants of a gene associated with Parkinson’s disease that could predict the progression of motor decline in people with Parkinson’s who possess the variants.

Hunter Harrison uses iPad

Is the iPad the Newest AAC Device?

Schools in Kentucky are using the iPad to help children with communication disabilities speak.

Lyrica Approved for SCI Neuropathic Pain

People with spinal cord injury (SCI) now have a new drug to address neuropathic pain. In June, the FDA approved Lyrica (pregabalin) capsules.

Parkinson Society Canada Introduces Parkinson's Disease Guidelines

Parkinson Society Canada has released the first Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson's Disease to help provide consistent diagnosing and treating.

Study: Sensor Technology Could Help Aging Adults Stay Independent

Researchers at the University of Missouri are trying to extend how long seniors can continue to live at home and maintain independence through motion-sensing technology.

Cristina Abreut

Growing Up With Cerebral Palsy

Cristina and Mark Share Stories and Advice From Their Childhoods

Two successful adults with cerebral palsy share their childhood memories.

Vitamin D May Have Role in Mobility Disabilities

Vitamin D, that little nutrient found in milk and developed by exposure to the sun, might be key to preventing mobility impairments, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Kelly Brush Century Ride finish line

Ride for Kelly Brush Foundation Sept. 8

On Sept. 8 in Middlebury, Vt., bicyclists and handcyclists will pedal pavement to help athletes with spinal cord injuries experience sports.

Eric Kolar and his dog Smuckers

Eric Kolar: Showcasing Life After Spinal Cord Injury

Anyone who would question the capabilities of someone with a spinal cord injury should get to know Eric Kolar.

Studies Show Older Adults Benefit From Occupational Therapy

Recent studies published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy show that older adults can benefit from occupational therapy.

Studies: Yoga Shows Benefits for Stroke Rehabilitation

New research shows that adapted yoga improves balance and flexibility, contributes to a stronger and faster gait, and increases strength and endurance during stroke rehabilitation.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Gene Mutation Identified

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have uncovered a gene mutation responsible for spinal muscular atrophy with lower extremity predominance (SMA-LED).

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Sets Lineup for SMA Conference

The 2012 SMA Annual Conference kicks off June 21 in Bloomington, Minn.

Hip Hop Video Contest to Raise Awareness of Stroke

The American Stroke Association is conducting a nationwide hip hop video contest to educate people about stroke.