The NARIC Multimedia Collection
The NARIC Multimedia Collection includes videos, webcasts, podcasts, and other multimedia products from the NIDRR community.
Abstract: This "how-to" video presents an individual with spinal cord injury demonstrating tips and techniques for how to properly perform shoulder flexion exercise to strengthen muscles in the back of the shoulder, using a Theraband exercise band. Run time: 1 minute 49 seconds.
Descriptor Terms: AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS, BODY MOVEMENT, DAILY LIVING, DISABILITY MANAGEMENT, EXERCISE, HEALTH PROMOTION, LIMBS, PARAPLEGIA, PATIENT EDUCATION, PHYSICAL FITNESS, SELF CARE, SELF HELP, SPINAL CORD INJURIES, TRAINING MATERIALS.
Abstract: This video demonstrates the designer and multiple individuals testing the new design of a "hands-on" brake for manual wheelchair users to help them slow down and stop, both easier and quicker while reducing burning and fatigue, and allowing users to keep their hands on the wheels at all times. This system replaces the stock wheel and camber block of the chair, without increasing the chair's overall width or weight, not impacting normal operation and propulsion of the wheel, providing consistent and repeatable operation, and without obtrusive cables or levers.Post date: 06/19/2012 - 15:44
Abstract: Video demonstrates how the AIMFREE (Accessibility Instruments Measuring Fitness and Recreation Environments) instrument can be used to create barrier free fitness environments for individuals with disabilities. The AIMFREE instrument was developed to measure the accessibility of fitness and recreation facilities as it pertains to persons with mobility impairments. Available in paper format or online, AIMFREE contains about 400 questions and 15 different sections.Post date: 06/19/2012 - 15:27
Abstract: In this presentation, two therapists explain the many benefits that can be gained through the creative arts therapies. They provide examples of different equipment and supplies that can be used by individuals with mobility disabilities and discuss ways art can be used to support rehabilitation, and for personal growth, expression, and enjoyment. A guest artist, who is a mouth painter, talks about his evolution as a professional artist since sustaining a spinal cord injury more than 30 years ago. Run time 59 minutes 13 seconds.Post date: 06/19/2012 - 15:22
Arthritis and employment part 1: Resources for employed people with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions.
Abstract:This question-and-answer podcast is the first in a two-part series. Part one provides resources that are available to help an employer and people with arthritis or other rheumatic conditions like lupus, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis that have some limitation in their ability to work. The speaker explains how limitations can affect the type or amount of work an individual can accomplish and how accommodations can help work performance. Information on government funded resources, voluntary organizations, and local resources are also provided.Post date: 04/11/2013 - 03:58
Arthritis and employment part 2: When and how to tell people at work about your arthritis or other rheumatic condition.
Abstract: This question-and-answer podcast is the second in a two-part series. Part two provides information for individuals with arthritis or another rheumatic health condition on when, if, and how to discuss/disclose that information to an employer, prospective employer, or interviewer. The speaker also shares tips, strategies, and ideas about how to approach the difficult task of requesting accommodations from an employer and explains both the pros and cons of telling an employer and co-workers about having a health condition or disability.Post date: 04/11/2013 - 04:03
Abstract: Presenter comments on how physicians treated individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) who have pain symptoms below the level of injury, in both the past and present, and stresses how important it is for physicians to ask questions in the right way to be able to help, treat, or prevent the chronic pain that some individuals with SCI experience. Run time: 1 minute 46 seconds.Post date: 10/28/2014 - 06:24
Abstract: This webcast introduces the use of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for children. What AAC is and the benefits of using ACC are explained.Post date: 06/19/2012 - 15:26
Abstract: Webcast provides information on what autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is and explains the importance of how to prevent, recognize, and treat the life-threatening condition that affects individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI).Post date: 10/08/2013 - 02:53
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