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  • #91
    Thanks Mike..

    I searched on net to buy oxycycle or easycycle but unfortunately didnt got nething. there are no one to sell one piece in india. thats really sad for me.

    I dont know what to do..may be i will contact some doctor or rehabilation centre.
    ChemistOnline.in

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    • #92
      I have finally got set up with my home exercise room.
      The equipment I have acquired is: a Saratoga arm/leg bike, a total gym, a stepper, another weight bench that uses rubber bands for resistance, ankle weights, therabands, and an EMS machine.
      I got the Saratoga and EMS new but the rest I picked up used from classifieds.
      I also have access to Lokomat training twice a week and a pool up to 4 days a week.
      Now I just have to find someone to set me up with a good program. I am going to SCI-Step in April so I might just do trial and error until then.
      C3/4 Brown Sequard

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      • #93
        Thanks for all the great info!

        I have a couple clients that were injured during recreational activities.

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        • #94
          home exercise equiptment

          Another good piece of equiptment to suggest is called the giger the web link is gigermd.com they are out of switzerland but it will be shipped directly to your house and coustoms will knock off part of the charge if you get a script for medical neccesity from your doctor.

          I have a home health care business called Strength Training and Recovery Corp., I work specifically with SCI clients performing therapy in their home. We use alot of the equiptment you suggested in addition to the giger.

          sophia

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          • #95
            Sophia, the Giger loks good, but it´s pretty expensive...way over ten grand (€) last I checked...is that still right? If you have a website about your biz, post it please.
            "So I have stayed as I am, without regret, seperated from the normal human condition." Guy Sajer

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            • #96
              Mike C, about the giger they come in several sizes from adult, juvenus, kid and baby in a laying down position as well as a seated position. If you purchase it for yourself verses a company they are cheaper (starting at $14k-$20K) They include adductor equiptment and special knobs at the foot pedals for those people that cannot cycle themselves and adjustable resistant levels. They also come with biofeedback software for HRV, harmonics, energy output...

              I am not paralyzed however I have a buisness that caters strictly to SCI and most of my clients love it. Especially for breaking tone and relaxing the body, coordinated dynamic training and pain reduction.

              However, This device is used for more than just spinal cord patients. It can also be used for spina bifida, M.S., Fibro., Chronic back pain, Cerebral palsy, and parkinson.

              I was so impressed with how well the giger worked for my spinal cord clients that I am opening up another clinic in May 08 for physical therapy specifically with both types of giger instruments for all these other types of conditions.

              If you want to find out more about the instrument you can look them up on gigermd.com. They have clinics in Europe (perhaps near you) you could visit and try it out before purchasing it.

              By the way thanks for the lead on the biofeedback at Maryfreebed in Grand Rapids. It is about 2 1/2 hours away from me. It would be worth the drive to be trained in the Brucker method. I am currently looking into going to Project walk to check out the Dardzinski method. I am always excited and open to new ideas that we can learn from others. That is why I joined this carecure. Who better to talk to about what works and what new things are happening than people that are experiencing it first hand.

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              • #97
                Does anyone know a good website to help plan + keep track of workouts etc
                C3/4 Brown Sequard

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                • #98
                  Susan at CenterIMT Atlanta's SCI Recovery Program

                  Dear Chris,
                  I have found that there are at least 7 things required for recovery from SCI. Three are from the Outside-in; 1. Stage Appropriate Exercise, 2. Electrical Stimulation (NMES & TES), & 3. Sensory Receptor Stimulation. Three are from the Inside-out; 4. Biophysiography (groceries in and garbage out), 5. Laser (cord, nerves, and acupuncture points), and 6. Structural Work (anatomy, biomechanics, & physiology). The most important is the Mind Body Connection. This is something you really have going for you....You can visualize...Visualize your movements; visualize your anatomy improving. I suggest a program that incorporates all of these components....If you have questions let me know.........................Good Luck!
                  Susan Leger, DS, MS, PT, NDTc, IMTc

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                  • #99
                    I am looking for illustrated assisted exercises for legs. As C6 incomplete, I have recently some returns 6 years after my injury. For example, I can push and pull my legs slightly, use adactors and abdactors lift my, foot and ankles but all those movements are low and limited in power and to do these exercises I need someone to help me with my legs.
                    Recently, I have visited Sci-Step clinic in Mason, OHio and work after stretching on those exercises.
                    I have feeling - if I proceed to work everyday that I can improve. However, I have limited access to PT here in Canada (8 visits per year) so I have to organize this on daily bases at home. Everyday (5 working days / week) I have girl 2 hours in the morning to help me with stretching and dressing but I think I can arrange with her to help me with exercises. That's why I need something illustrated to show how to help me....THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!!!
                    www.MiracleofWalk.com

                    Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary
                    to what we know about nature
                    Saint Augustine

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                    • That seems a little scary. I think I wouldn't try it without asking a dr. first. I'd be worried it would make anything unstable in my spine even more unstable.

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                      • well i go to sci steps every monday and friday for 3 hours a day ,ware i do all they have to offer and they are great to work with.and i will contiue to go there, then at home i have my own gym thanks to my brother,hoo pays for all of this at home i get a good stretch range of motion of arms and legs then i ride a fes bike for 1 hour a day every day, i use a stim belt on my abs and i have a stim system for my arms tricepts and the muscle in the front of arm i dont no what its called but it works them both, and he just got me a system for my hands, i use these for 1/2 hour a day , i use a stand gate for 1hr a day every day, then depending on the day i very my reps on a vertaglide,total gym,bowflex , i do core workouts on the mate with a workout ball (half) ball, i use a inversion board ,at first i felt light headed with this but after i got use to it i do fill better wene i get on it i use this evey other day15 minutes,i have a treadmill system i use evey other day for 45 minutes i use a spino flex harness. i would like to do the treadmill every day but my brothers helper works on those days, its a lot of work but its worth it im in great shape and filling better every day. a strict diet and i take a lot of vitamins. i wont take pain meds or spasm pills i dont wont to hinder my nervous system at all and so far im haveing good results compared to what the docs told me . thanks

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                        • Great job Blair, keep up the workouts..

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                          • blairc7; you provide motivation for the rest of us. Your workout regimen takes discpline and work. I pray that you will be in the best shape you can be to take advantage of any theroy that comes along. Keep us posted on your work.

                            keeping on

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                            • Originally posted by blairc7 View Post
                              well i go to sci steps every monday and friday for 3 hours a day ,ware i do all they have to offer and they are great to work with.and i will contiue to go there, then at home i have my own gym thanks to my brother,hoo pays for all of this at home i get a good stretch range of motion of arms and legs then i ride a fes bike for 1 hour a day every day, i use a stim belt on my abs and i have a stim system for my arms tricepts and the muscle in the front of arm i dont no what its called but it works them both, and he just got me a system for my hands, i use these for 1/2 hour a day , i use a stand gate for 1hr a day every day, then depending on the day i very my reps on a vertaglide,total gym,bowflex , i do core workouts on the mate with a workout ball (half) ball, i use a inversion board ,at first i felt light headed with this but after i got use to it i do fill better wene i get on it i use this evey other day15 minutes,i have a treadmill system i use evey other day for 45 minutes i use a spino flex harness. i would like to do the treadmill every day but my brothers helper works on those days, its a lot of work but its worth it im in great shape and filling better every day. a strict diet and i take a lot of vitamins. i wont take pain meds or spasm pills i dont wont to hinder my nervous system at all and so far im haveing good results compared to what the docs told me . thanks
                              awesome wish i had all the time f workin out !
                              C5 with no grip/wrist ext. or triceps
                              (DHAL) If you think you can, you will

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                              • Thank You

                                Hi All,

                                I have spent a lot of time in this forum over the last few years. Great information that helped me get out of my wheelchair. Thank You. Check out my post "The Long Road Back" in the Life section to see the payoff.

                                To pay it forward I am attaching a copy of the plan I used to manage all aspects of my rehabilitation. I have created and directed training programs for elite athletes for many years. So this rehab model parallels my approach to sports training.

                                Patient directed care is still not well understood in much of the medical community. I also used the drawing to remind my OT's and PT's and Dr.'s and Trainers that they were part of a big team. It motivated them to make their decisions "in the context of an overall team effort" and to share information beyond a few chart notes and insurance reports.

                                I have many training calendars, loading models and equipment progressions if anyone is interested. They are all sub-components of the attached overview.

                                Again, Thank-You All,
                                Ramey 'Coach' Stroud

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