The thought of motherhood can leave any first time parent overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, anticipation, and overwhelming joy. Raising a child is one of the most difficult and rewarding journeys in life, but for women with disabilities maternity can be even more complex.
Maintaining good posture in the wheelchair helps us to carry out tasks and perform activities more effectively. Correct posture differs according to each person and their circumstances, but it is always key to maintaining health and to getting the best out of the wheelchair.
Dogs can be trained to assist people with disabilities, helping their owners in their daily lives to become much more than just pets. In many cases they can help them overcome physical and psychological problems as well as providing faithful companionship.
Assistance dogs serve to help people overcome the limitations that may be imposed on them by a particular disability or by the challenges of navigating around their environment. In theory, anyone with a physical or mental condition that substantially hinders their ability to lead a fully independent life can adopt one of these assistance animals.
Although its original name (“murderball”) can be misleading, wheelchair rugby is not a violent sport. Even so, being one of the adapted sports with most contact, it implies that there are several tactical and safety issues that players must be very clear about.
It is important to know the causes and effects of spasticity in order to provide a comprehensive treatment to counter its effects and improve the quality of life of those living with it.
Spasticity is a velocity-dependent disorder of the stretch reflex that results in increased muscle tone and exaggerated tendon jerks (Lance, 1980 cited in Physio-pedia.com)