Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Your Own Recovery Program

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #61
    Forget it. I just found out that equipment such as modified elliptical trainers would never be allowed in a clinic over here without extensive safety testing, official stamps of approval and other mountains of paperwork. Germany is legendary when it comes to beurocracy.

    "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer
    "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

    Comment


    • #62
      For those of you interested in exercise equipment, don't bother with any electrical device approved by the FDA. If you want to know why, read the posting "The joke of electrotherapy." See the web site cited there, www.galvanism.org You will get a different take on the exercise thing and the use of electricity. It would help if you knew some physics. Be aware that there are lots of scam artists out there pushing exercise machines that they themselves don't use because they don't work. Want to know why? The reason is quite simple, but a number of issues are involved which have historical roots going back to the late nineteenth century. Keep your money.

      Comment


      • #63
        FES does work for those that are candidates for the use of it. I can highly recommend FES, I have seen great positive changes within my own body after using a FES bike for the last 3 years after 20 years of t-4 complete paralysis.
        "Life is about how you
        respond to not only the
        challenges you're dealt but
        the challenges you seek...If
        you have no goals, no
        mountains to climb, your
        soul dies".~Liz Fordred

        Comment


        • #64
          Bruno,
          Your web site is great and your story is so inspirational.
          Is there any way you can add to your web site to put any of it in English. I sent you an email.

          Keep up the good work

          Jai

          Comment


          • #65
            Chris - expand this into a Power Point presentation and you have a lecture series!! I took copious notes and bookmarked links - thank you. I mentioned the balance ball to my PT today and I'm printing out the product page but could you explain in more detail HOW a para (say, oh T4) might put it to use? Thanx again!

            Comment


            • #66
              For upper body I highly recommend the bowflex versatrainer. It doesn't have the range of motion of free weights but it does give you a good workout and if you balance your pulling exercises with your pushing you still get a good stretch.

              I would like to do something for my lower body too but haven't been able to find a facility with an FES yet. In the mean time I've been trying to go with my spasms instead of fighting them.

              When my leg kicks out I try to mentally hold my leg up and I seem to be having success. I'm able to hold the leg out longer than if I just let it go on its own. Thus, I'm gaining a mild form of control. My legs don't seem to atrophying for my efforts. By the way I'm T1 T2.

              Barakabushad "May the blessings be"
              Barakabushad "May the blessings be"

              Comment


              • #67
                THIS IS FOR KURT ABOUT THE FES BIKE . i wanted to know if the bike restored any muscle for you ? i had a huge lost of muscle tone in the legs all hanging skin . WILL IT BRING IT BACK TO WHAT THEY WERE BEFORE I HAVE BEEN INJURED NOW FOR 7 YEARS AND THE LAST 2 YEARS LOST EXTREME AMOUNTS OF MUSCLE hanging skin all over . Please email me or anyone out there that has this situation about the hanging skin with the legs like not just a little alot. Mi0319@aol.com PLEASE I NEED HELP

                Comment


                • #68
                  Milene, great to see you posting. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                  FES will definitely increase the size of your legs. My legs are much bigger than before using the FES bike. It sounds like you must have lost a lot of weight in addition to lost muscle mass. I think able bodied people who lose a lot of weight experience the same thing as you where they now have a lot of extra skin. I'm sure it's fairly common. There must be information about it somewhere. Increasing the size of your legs with FES will probably help. As will the exercise and muscle strengthening itself.

                  Here are some links:

                  http://www.bodyfatguide.com/LooseSkin.htm

                  http://publicaffairs.uth.tmc.edu/hle...HEALTH/050322/

                  ~See you at the CareCure-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~
                  ~See you at the CareCure-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~

                  Comment


                  • #69
                    Originally posted by Jeff:

                    Milene, great to see you posting. [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                    FES will definitely increase the size of your legs. My legs are much bigger than before using the FES bike. It sounds like you must have lost a lot of weight in addition to lost muscle mass. I think able bodied people who lose a lot of weight experience the same thing as you where they now have a lot of extra skin. I'm sure it's fairly common. There must be information about it somewhere. Increasing the size of your legs with FES will probably help. As will the exercise and muscle strengthening itself.

                    Here are some links:

                    http://www.bodyfatguide.com/LooseSkin.htm

                    http://publicaffairs.uth.tmc.edu/hle...HEALTH/050322/

                    ~See you at the CareCure-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/wavey.gif ~

                    Comment


                    • #70
                      bump for mr coffee and others.

                      Hopefully this information's helpful.

                      Comment


                      • #71
                        Good idea, Chris. This is a great thread.
                        Blog:
                        Does This Wheelchair Make My Ass Look Fat?

                        Comment


                        • #72
                          This thread needs revival. Keep posting your ideas and methods!
                          "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

                          Comment


                          • #73
                            Originally posted by Rick1
                            An arm crank workout will get the heart rate up to the necessary levels. Also, pumping or swinging the arms during a pool workout or leg-cycle session will help to facilitate aerobic benefits.

                            The basic calculation for maximum heart rate (MHR) (in beats per minute) is: 217 - (age x 0.85). A good aerobic goal would be to raise the heart rate to 60% of MHR and be able to sustain it for a minimum of 20 minutes, 4-5 times a week. (Note: This is not necessarily a starting point; rather, a goal to be achieved through consistent effort.)

                            Arm Cranks:
                            http://www.endorphin.net/home.htm
                            http://www.saratoga-intl.com/saratoga

                            Heart Rate Monitors:
                            http://www.polarusa.com
                            http://www.acumeninc.com

                            Not an aerobic facilitator, but something that I have used to help increase lung capacity:
                            http://www.powerlung.com

                            So what is the downside of keeping your heart always resting? For I do nothing active since I left rehab three years ago. Is my heart just getting weaker now since I do nothing?

                            Comment


                            • #74
                              I didn't scan this thread fully, so I apologize if this information has already been posted.

                              I think it would be useful to separate workout routines by injury level and capabilities (complete/incomplete). I am a T6/T7 Complete. I have no feeling or movement from my nipples down. Therefore, I would be more interested in seeing workout routines of those whose abilities are similar to mine.
                              -ResonantEcho - T6/T7 Complete - October 31st, 1986

                              Comment


                              • #75
                                Check out my web site. Under my equipment section. I provided all the pieces of equipment that have come into my life and that I've benefited from. After each piece of equipment, I provide information on its benefits and specific qualities.

                                http://www.determined2heal.org/sci/equipment.htm
                                Josh Basile

                                www.determined2heal.org

                                "Hope is the drug that keeps me steady"

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X