Research has shown that individuals with spinal cord injuries experienced increased muscle strength and range of motion after receiving message therapies over an extended period of time. The benefits include:
- Reduced spasticity,
- Reduced pain;
- Increased circulation
- Improved digestion;
- Improved joint mobility, function, ROM.
Take some tips and transform your eating habits, you will reap the benefits of being properly fueled, maximize muscle growth, aide recovery and you’ll have the energy and endurance to power you through your workouts and every day endeavors. The other benefits of the consultation include:
- Understanding dietary fats – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Dietary fats for mood and cardiovascular health
- The Carbohydrate connection
- Foods that help the bowels and mood
- Bone and skin health
Home & Vehicle Modification Guidance
After being an employee and also a client of the Ontario March of Dimes, Michael will be able to assist clients with understanding the program and the application process.
Ontario March of Dimes’ Home & Vehicle Modification® Program provides funding for basic home and/or vehicle modifications. The program is intended to assist permanent Ontario residents with a substantial impairment expected to last one year or more. By reducing or eliminating life safety risks, these modifications enable children and adults with mobility restrictions to continue living in their homes, avoid job loss and participate in their communities.
As there is limited funding, we encourage Applicants to first access any other sources of available public or private funding before applying to this program. Consumers who meet program criteria can apply for grant funding:
- Up to $15,000 lifetime maximum for home modifications
- Up to $15,000 every ten years for vehicle modifications
For more information – http://www.marchofdimes.ca/EN/programs/hvmp/Pages/HomeandVehicle.aspx
Continuing education after a SCI can be very stressful and intimidating but there are services provided by schools to assist with academic accommodations. If you have any questions regarding this Michael will talk to you about his experience and how to move forward with this process.
UWO – Services for Students with Disabilities
Student Development Services has staff members who specialize in assisting students with various disabilities to adjust to the university environment. These disabilities include, but are not limited to, vision, hearing and mobility impairments, learning disabilities, chronic illnesses, chronic pain, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders.
- Website: http://www.sdc.uwo.ca/ssd/
- Main Office: (519) 661-2147
- Appointments: (519) 661-2147
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: (519) 850-2584
FANSHAWE – Accessibility Services
Counselling and academic accommodations are available for students with documented disabilities (including ‘non-visible’ disabilities such as learning disabilities, medical conditions, and mental illnesses). If you wish to identify yourself as a student with a disability, please complete the online Early Identification Form. Early identification helps to ensure we have your services and accommodations in place for the start of classes.
- London Campus – Room F2010
- Phone: 519-452-4282
- TTY: 519-453-8617
- Fax: 519-453-2826 (counselling services) 519-452-1592 (accessibility services)