Mobility Conditions

SMA Foundation Announces Biomarker Panel for SMA

A new biomarker assay panel for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) could predict disease progression. A New Way to Cope With Spinal Cord Injury

Anne Hambleton, assistant director of the Hill Foundation, discusses the new Web site

Celebrate Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

VA to Overhaul Disability Ratings System

Last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it would undergo a comprehensive review of its disability ratings system. The VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities, expected to be released in 2016, is used to quantify the average economic impact of certain disabilities.

Ultrasound of Fetal Spine Development


President of FSMA Discusses Spinal Muscular Atrophy Facts

The Mobility Project recently had the opportunity to discuss spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) with Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (FSMA) President Kenneth Hobby.

No Turning Back

Book Review

'No Turning Back' Is a Conversation in Book Form

Bryan Anderson tells his story of losing both his legs and left hand in Iraq and his recovery and ongoing quest to live life to the fullest.

Is Art the Key to Stroke Recovery?

New research presented at the 12th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing on March 16-17 revealed that stroke survivors who like art have a significantly higher quality of life than those who do not.

PPMD Advocacy Conference

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy Advocates Urge Continued Funding in Washington

Nearly 80 parents, grandparents and relatives of boys with the most common form of muscular dystrophy attended the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy 13th annual Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. in late February.

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Releases ‘The Breathing Basics’ Booklet in Spanish

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (FSMA) has released “The Breathing Basics Respiratory Care for Children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy” booklet in a Spanish version.

Faces of Spina Bifida

Online Magazine Unites Spina Bifida Community

Faces of Spina Bifida, an online magazine, seeks to celebrate the diversity among people with spina bifida.

MS Association of America Showcases Tools for MS

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is highlighting tools to expand knowledge, understanding and support of people affected by MS and their families.


Artist to Auction Portraits in Celebration of Brain Injury Awareness Month

Artist Eliette Markhbein will exhibit “WHACK'ed... Portraits of Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors” at MSB Gallery in New York City March 15 through April 15.

BIAA Unveils New Brain Injury Awareness Month Campaign

The Brain Injury Association of America has launched a multiyear campaign for Brain Injury Awareness Month beginning March 2012.

NSCIA backpack

New Beginning Program Provides Backpacks to Newly Injured

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), the membership services division of United Spinal Association, recently launched New Beginning, an initiative to provide tools and resources to individuals with new spinal cord injuries and disorders.

Rise Above book cover

Book Review

In ‘Rise Above,’ Braun Offers Challenge to Readers

Story of Ralph W. Braun is a compelling story of facing life's challenges.