April 26, 2019 | 4.8 min read

Protecting Our Rights To Complex Rehab. Technology

Post written by: Kyle Romano

We are all connected to disability. Whether you realize it or not, we are always one accident or one health scare away from a life-altering event. I’m no exception to this rule. When I was about a year old, I contracted bacterial meningitis. As a result, I became a quad-amputee. Life without limbs presented a number of challenges for my family and I, including my introduction to power wheelchairs at the age of three. Since then, I’ve relied heavily on my wheelchair to lead a healthy and independent life. Without it, attending school or holding down a job would’ve been impossible. What’s frightening, is that our access to Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) is in jeopardy. Unless we urge our legislators to pass H.R. 2293, many people could lose their ability to lead happy, healthy, and independent lives.

April 25, 2019 | 7.1 min read

Falls Happen! What's Your Risk, And How Can You Prevent Them?

Post written by: Mary Carol Peterson

In a split second, your life can be changed forever. Of course, you never think it will happen to you. When you’re least expecting it, you fall. How many people do you know who have fallen? Personally, a few of my loved ones have had this experience. Resulting from a medication change, my amazing mom became dizzy, fell, and broke her pelvis. My dear, Aunt Marie tripped on her small poodle, leading to a broken hip and shoulder. She fell again during rehab and, because she was still weak from her first fall, broke her other hip.

April 4, 2019 | 3.6 min read

Adaptive Skate and Wheelchair Motocross: A New Frontier

Post written by: Mary Carol Peterson

ASF Adaptive Sports, based in St. Pete, recently hosted the First Annual Adaptive Sports Jam. In February, this event showcased WCMX (Wheelchair Motocross) and Adaptive Skate. Fittingly, the event was held at the newly constructed, St. Petersburg Skatepark.

March 21, 2019 | 3.4 min read

#wheeliegoodlife

Post written by: Kyle Romano

Social media is a powerful tool. Apps like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr, have become popular methods for consuming information. They can expose us to new ideas, and teach us about new concepts. Knowledge about, and representation of disability, is no different. #wheeliegoodlife is intended to showcase the lives of our clients in an authentic, unfiltered way. It serves to tell their stories, and display the importance of mobility equipment.

March 5, 2019 | 6.6 min read

Staying On Budget, And Finding Affordable Options For Accessible Vehicles

Post written by: Mary Carol Peterson

Whether you are a parent of a special needs’ child, or an adult with changing abilities, our needs constantly vary. Since this process can be difficult and scary, we’re here to offer you some guidance. Purchasing your first, accessible vehicle may be intimidating; however, it doesn’t have to be! The following tips are designed to steer you through this process, no pun intended.

March 5, 2019 | 3.5 min read

Park It! Seat Cushions And Your Health

Post written by: Kyle Romano

When somebody mentions a seat cushion to you, what are the first thoughts that run through your mind? I imagine that most people think of comfort, right? While comfort is important, wheelchair users and their physicians need to consider much more. Let’s explore the importance of choosing the proper seat cushion.