The Benefits of Exercise After Spinal Cord Injury

It is widely accepted fact that even moderate exercise on a regular basis yields many health benefits. That is why people who have spinal cord injury (SCI) are more prone to negative health issues such as elevated cholesterol and blood sugar as well as weight gain. They are also at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease.  Inactivity may play a significant role in these problems according to the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center. Regular physical activity along with proper health precautions and professional guidance can create vast improvements in the overall quality of life for people with SCI.  The good news is there [...]

By | 2019-04-18T20:20:42+00:00 April 18th, 2019|Spinal Cord Injury|0 Comments

Determining Fault in Motorcycle Lane Splitting Accidents

Motorcycle lane splitting has been a contentious practice in California since the vehicle code 21658.1 became effective Jan. 1, 2017.  The practice of “driving a motorcycle between rows of stopped or moving vehicles in the same lane including on both divided and undivided streets, roads and highways” is intended to improve the safety of motorcycle riders, although there have been three local lane splitting fatalities in the past year. The California Highway Patrol (CHP), who interprets the lane splitting law as neither authorizing nor prohibiting lane splitting, was empowered to create guidelines to be followed.  Motorcyclists who are involved in a serious crash while lane splitting [...]

By | 2019-04-13T14:28:59+00:00 April 13th, 2019|Motorcycle Accidents|0 Comments

Study Shows Aerobic Exercise Speeds Concussion Recovery

In a trial referred to as “landmark,” young athletes recovered faster from sport related concussion with an early, progressive aerobic exercise program. The 103-patient randomized trial may even alter the future standard of care. In a report published in JAMA Pediatrics by John Leddy, MD, of the University of Buffalo, and co-authors, adolescents who participated in individualized, sub-symptom threshold aerobic exercise, shortly after concussion, recovered in an average of 13 days compared to 17 days by adolescents in a stretching program. “This research provides the strongest evidence yet that a prescribed individualized aerobic exercise program that keeps the heart rate below the point where symptoms worsen, [...]

By | 2019-04-05T22:16:02+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Brain Injury|0 Comments

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