Mobility Conditions

Mark Smith in rear-wheel drive chair

The Resurgence of the Rear-Wheel–Drive Power Chair

Mark Smith, the consumer research manager for Pride Mobility Products, discusses what’s old and new about rear-wheel–drive power chairs.

Alice in Wonderland maze

MS in Wonderland

Navigating the Unpredictable Path of Multiple Sclerosis and Mobility

A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) can make you feel a bit like “Alice in Wonderland.” How can you make a plan for navigating the mobility effects of such a variable disease if you and your doctor don't know what your body will do next? Find out what you need to know about mobility equipment now.

MS Caregivers Report cover

Report: MS Caregivers Offer Insight Into Daily Challenges, Disease

The National Alliance for Caregiving, in partnership with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Southeastern Institute of Research, has released the results of a survey on multiple sclerosis (MS) caregivers.

Study: Wheelchair Breakdowns Are Increasing Among Consumers with SCI

Survey participants reported on wheelchair breakdowns that required repair, and also reported consequences of those equipment breakdowns — such as missing school or work.

Researchers Stimulate Hand Movements in Paralyzed Monkeys

The study explores the use of a neuroprosthesis, a device that replaces lost or impaired nervous system function.

Bonnie Wakefield

Study: Caregivers of Veterans Often Stressed But Satisfied

In the study, 8 percent of caregivers reported high levels of depression, and nearly one-third reported high levels of strain.

Rare Diseases

Finding Someone Like Me

Understanding and Coping With the Challenges of Rare Diseases

Debra Richardson shares her story of finding a community for stiff person syndrome and how she started her own Web site to connect with others.

Man in wheelchair talking to physician

Time to Speak Up

Advocating for Your Healthcare Might Be the Smartest Thing You Ever Do

To get the most out of primary health care, people with mobility conditions must become active healthcare consumers. Find out how.

Seating the pelvis

The Trouble With Sitting

How a Good Seating and Positioning System Is Key to Independence and Quality of Life

The Mobility Project asked Susan Cwiertnia, PT, MS, clinical specialist at Varilite, to discuss the importance of proper seating and positioning.

Diabetes and healthy eating

Diabetes and Paralysis: Are You at Risk?

Addressing Risk Factors Through Healthy Eating, Exercise and Electrical Stimulation

Paralysis increases the risk for developing diabetes by three, according to University of Georgia researcher Dr. Kevin McCully.