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Stem Cells Benefit Those With Disabilities

An FDA federally-approved clinical trial will determine whether stem cells can improve symptoms of cerebral palsy. The research trial, which is expected to include 40 children, is looking at children that have cerebral palsy and whose umbilical cord blood was banked at birth. The stem cells are thawed and then injected intravenously back into the […]

Massage Therapy for Those With Disabilities

Massage therapy is an accepted therapy for those with disabilities. According to several studies, massage therapy has been found to help children with autism, ADHD, cystic fibrosis, and cerebral palsy. The combination of strokes and passive stretching benefits most people. It is also very important for adults in that it keeps the muscles stretched and […]

Disabilities and Hip Pain

For the past year I’ve had bad hip pain. I guess that it’s a side effect of being in a wheelchair, and the lack of movement or walking. We recently found out it was my S.I. joint. The S.I. joint is the joint or articulation between the sacrum and ilium. The doctor gave me a Lidocine and Cortisone injection in the joint. Since […]

Disability ART Program in Miami

  A few months ago we had our 2nd annual ART exhibition “Colours Erupted”. Twenty disabled artists displayed their work at the MAC center in Coral Gables, Florida. It was held to support the ART program and I sold all my pieces! We even had a mosaic composed of  individual pieces by the artists. I […]

Cerebral Palsy is a Disability

Cerebral Palsy is a disorder usually caused by brain damage and marked by muscular impairment. It’s a disability that affects about 1 million individuals in the United States. Cerebral Palsy can occur at or before birth, or as a result of surgery or other trauma, as in my case. CP is caused by damage to […]