Tag Archives: SCI

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for July 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: Does chronic pain affect a person’s mental health and are there strategies to help deal with both? This edition … Continue reading

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ASIA Inaugural Fellows Include Eleven NIDILRR-Funded SCI Researchers

The American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) recently awarded the first group of Fellows. Eight of the sixteen fellows are current or former principal investigators (PIs) of NIDILRR-funded research projects in spinal cord injury, including the Model Spinal Cord Injury System … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy: A Brief History

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines physical therapy (PT) as “therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for January 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: How are robots used in rehabilitation? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that discuss wearable robots to aid … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for May 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. NIDILRR-funded Research: Aquatic exercise therapy for people with Parkinson disease: A randomized controlled trial (J75815) (English). This article describes a study that evaluated … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung, so let’s get moving!

Spring has arrived here in DC and with it have come the cherry blossoms, warmer weather, and an urge to be outside! NARIC staff are enjoying the blossoming flowers and warmer weather. They are also gearing up their exercise routines … Continue reading

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Is there a difference between recreational therapy and activity programs?

Recently, we wrote about recreational therapy. However, if you have visited a long-term care center or similar facility, you may have heard of their activity program. You might be wondering: Are activity programs the same as recreational therapy? There are … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for November 2016

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Hispanic Heritage Month, Health Disparities, and NIDILRR Research: How are they connected?

For the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, we would like to share some information about health disparities experienced by Hispanics/Latinos with disabilities and how the NIDILRR community has worked to end those disparities. Disability affects every race and ethnic group, … Continue reading

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Chronic pain and disability: Pain Awareness Month

The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) defines chronic pain as “ongoing or recurrent pain, lasting beyond the usual course of acute illness or injury or more than 3 to 6 months, and which adversely affects the individual’s well-being.” In other … Continue reading

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