Life on Wheels: The A to Z Guide to Living Fully with Mobility Issues

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Demos Medical Publishing, Aug 27, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 112 pages
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There are 1.7 million regular wheelchair users in the United State. Like anyone else, they work, marry, have children, travel, play sports, and are full members of their community. Life on Wheels makes sure they take full advantage of every available opportunity. It is the A-Z guide for all you need to know about every aspect of living with mobility impairment. This unique book offers an initial road map to the lifelong, complex, and fascinating road of the disability experience. Life on Wheels is primarily a guidebook for those with a mobility disability, offering practical information on how to:

  • adapt your home
  • choose a wheelchair
  • explore your sexuality
  • take care of your body and much more!

 

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User Review  - S0PHIE8 - LibraryThing

This book is a valuable resource to people living with mobility issues. Not only does it have chapters that deal with specific elements of dealing with a disability, but it also has lists of outside ... Read full review

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User Review  - tcrutch - LibraryThing

I thought this book was very well written and could be immensely helpful for individuals starting their life on wheels. The book contains answers to questions you never would have thought to ask and ... Read full review

Contents

Rehabilitation
1
Healthy Disability
53
The Experience of Disability
127
Wheelchair Selection
181
Intimacy Sex and Babies
243
Spinal Cord Research
297
Home Access
341
Getting Out There
393
Resources
437
Appendix
449
Index
455
Back Cover
479
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When he was 18, in 1973, Gary fell out of a tree, breaking his spine in mid-back and becoming paraplegic. After his accident, Gary went on to college, graduated, and worked in the computer graphics field. In that field, he started a desktop services division, and conducted training and presentations. In 1992, Gary developed a repetitive strain injury. After recovering, he began his own ergonomics consulting business, Onsight Technology, which offers training and individual workstation consultation to range of clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Outside work, Gary has been performing music -- guitar, piano and singing -- in local cafes and coffeehouses since he was a teenager and has recorded an album of original guitar music. In 1988 a friend introduced him to juggling, and Gary has been hooked ever since. He enjoys the juggling community, the necessity of making mistakes, pushing the envelope of what you are able to do, the Zen experience of staying in the moment, and juggling with others in passing patterns. He has also produced, performed and emceed at fundraisers and competitions. Gary's first book, Choosing a Wheelchair, was published in the summer of 1998. In his writing, Gary is interested in helping people educate themselves and adapt so that they can have the best quality of life possible.

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