Wheelchairs

  1. Wheelchair curling builds strength, independence for those with spinal cord injury

    A group of curlers were taking part in a game of wheelchair curling on Saturday. It was a fundraiser for First Steps Wellness Centre, a rehab clinic that works with people who have spinal cord injuries. It was also a fun way for people in wheelchairs to build their strength and independence.

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  2. Discovery may help nerve regeneration in spinal injury

    Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Glasgow have uncovered a possible new method of enhancing nerve repair in the treatment of spinal cord injuries.
    It is known that scar tissue, which forms following spinal cord injury, creates an impenetrable barrier to nerve regeneration, leading to the irreversible paralysis associated with spinal injuries. Scientists at Liverpool and Glasgow have discovered that long-chain sugars, called heparan sulfates, play a significant role in the process of scar formation in cell models in the laboratory. Research findings have the potential to contribute to new strategies for manipulating the scarring process induced in spinal cord injury and improving the effectiveness of cell transplantation therapies in patients with this type of injury.
    Click HERE to read the whole story at MedicalExpress.com

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  3. Spinal cord injury patients gain strength by sailing

    Spinal Cord Injury Sailing(CNN) - For many people with spinal cord injuries, keeping fit is tough. Exercises and rehabilitation don't always help patients maintain strength. But now new programs are being designed to give these patients outlets that provide movement and stimulation, not only for the body but for the mind.

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  4. Mobility Aids - Choosing the Right One

    The ability to get from here . . . to there . . . is practically the definition of independence.  And Allegro offers hundreds of ways to get there, regardless of your ability.  Just take a look at our large selection of canes, walkers, rollators, wheelchairs and mobility scooters!

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  5. Travel Aids for Safety, Convenience and Comfort

    Travel, especially during the holidays, should be fun and exciting. Certainly no time to be stressed about safety, getting into and out of cars, on and off airplanes.  And let's face it, the more comfortable you are during  your journey and at your destination, the better. 

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  6. Access Ramps - Choosing the Right Length

    Access Ramps - Choosing the Right Length

    Choosing the right length access ramp is pretty easy once you have the formulas.  All you need is a tape measure, a calculator or the handy Ramp Slope Chart (see below) and a keen understanding of what you're trying to accomplish and you'll be able to buy a ramp with the right amount of incline.  You don't want the ramp to be too steep, right?  In fact, the length of the ramp is at least as critical as the width when it comes to safety, but takes some thought and a little planning.

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  7. Mobility Equipment Buyer's Guide

    Diminished mobility, temporary or otherwise, can be a real show stopper when it comes to your independence.  The reality is, you don't need to miss another minute of your life because of mobility issues.  Just ask any of the millions of wheelchair, mobility scooter, walker and cane users worldwide. 

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  8. Travel Essentials for All Ages

    Everyone deserves a vacation!  But admit it . . . travel can be a pain, or completely impossible if you don't have the essentials for comfort, safety, convenience or mobility. Don't despair.  Allegro has new and unique products to make your vacation not only possible but a whole lot easier and more comfortable.  Great gift ideas too.

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  9. 5 Things to Consider when Choosing a Mobility Scooter

    A mobility scooter is an investment that should be made wisely.  Take some time to research the various options and really make sure you're getting the scooter that makes the most sense for your lifestyle, size, and use. 

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  10. AllegroMedical.Com Ships 1 Millionth Order

    As released to the press today:

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