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Wheeling Through Worcester – Blog

The Worcester, MA team, led by Erik Voigt, Director of Operations, John Spring, Seating Tech and Rian Mallari, Director of Commercial Operations, recently participated in a local event – Wheeling Through Worcester. Sponsored by the American Disability Association and hosted by the City Commission on Disability, the event was created to provide insight into the daily challenges wheelchair users face when navigating through Worcester city center and to raise awareness improving access to the city. The Numotion team provided twelve wheelchairs and were on hand for support throughout the day. A visit to Worcester State House for an open discussion… Read More »Wheeling Through Worcester – Blog

Nu Digest: Purpose & Process of a Clinical Seating Evaluation – Blog

Assessment of seating and mobility is one of the most critical aspects in ensuring the medical necessity and suitability of a CRT device for a client. The objectives of the assessment of sitting may include: reducing the effects of disturbed tone / reflexes / abnormal movements, providing forces to correct or adapt to postural tendencies and abnormalities, adapt to sensory impairments, improve functional / ADL skills, improve sitting comfort / tolerance and improve self-image. Improperly applied seats can lead to significant posture and comfort issues and possibly lead to more serious health issues such as bedsores, digestive issues, breathing issues,… Read More »Nu Digest: Purpose & Process of a Clinical Seating Evaluation – Blog

Frequently Asked Questions: Batteries – Blog

What is a battery?It is a device that stores electricity in the form of potential energy through a chemical reaction. How often should I charge my wheelchair and why is it important?You should load your chair as often as possible while avoiding overloading. This is a complicated subject but one that can be easily covered up by “charging all night, every night”. How do I know if my charger is working?Read the entire user manual before using it to identify the status LEDs and their meanings. Do not rely on the manual control / joystick to tell you if the… Read More »Frequently Asked Questions: Batteries – Blog

4 Benefits of Hiking? Weight Loss and Bone Density

The list of reasons to go hiking is endless. Let’s start with the basics. Hiking, whether climbing high peaks, descending steep canyons, or swimming in the forest along a calm, mossy path through the woods, is an inexpensive and widely accessible way to get in shape. You can choose the route, pace and duration according to your physical condition and goals to gradually build a solid foundation of strength and endurance that will serve as a springboard for other sports. What does hiking do for your body? As if that weren’t enough, the benefits of hiking extend to both your… Read More »4 Benefits of Hiking? Weight Loss and Bone Density

Injured to Independent: Part 1 – Nothingness – Blog

I am lying in the bed in the rehabilitation hospital where I was transferred from a trauma center a day ago. I was in the trauma center for seven days. The ten hour surgery I had there stabilized my spine by placing metal rods all along it. Yesterday my sister said the rehab staff might let her over the night soon, so I have a silver lining that I won’t be here alone. For some reason being alone here is not pleasant, just as feeling alone in the trauma center was not pleasant either. Yesterday morning, the physiotherapists and occupational… Read More »Injured to Independent: Part 1 – Nothingness – Blog

Injured to Independent: Part 2 – Exercising…me? – Blog

I continued to spend my mornings at the TIRR Memorial Hermann gym and had the same diet every day. It normally started when my therapist gave me a pair of dumbbells. Strapped into my TSO jacket, I was building my biceps and spending time on a machine that has become my favorite exercise item, the rickshaw. He specifically worked on the triceps. In just a few weeks, I couldn’t believe how transformed my arms had become. As I was going home in a few days, the intensity of my workouts had increased. My workouts made me appreciate my bath time… Read More »Injured to Independent: Part 2 – Exercising…me? – Blog

Bon jour! – Blog | Numotion

Good morning! I am writing my first blog from Lake Geneva on the French side of the lake, overlooking neighboring Switzerland. In all of my travels over the past few years, this view is one of the most breathtaking, rivaling Lake Como in Italy, and almost any other I have seen. If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and put Lake Geneva on your list of places to see! I am excited to blog for Numotion and share my thoughts, foundational work, and experiences as a professional basketball player. My basketball debut began in the United States for the… Read More »Bon jour! – Blog | Numotion

Injured to Independent: Part 4 – Starting Again – Blog

I am back at the rehabilitation center for a second phase, which will consist of physiotherapy and occupational therapy. I even had the same nurse who looked after me on my first stay. There really is something to be said about the fact that at times like this it’s a soft voice that is most needed. As I no longer have the restrictions of the TSO jacket, we will work to strengthen myself physically. The initial focus will be on the back muscles, making sure to strengthen them for more stability. Occupational therapy will help me learn to master some… Read More »Injured to Independent: Part 4 – Starting Again – Blog

On the Road Again – Blog

I am on the road again; sitting at Munich International Airport in Munich, Germany. This weekend we are free from a league game and I am traveling to Madrid, Spain to host a wheelchair basketball clinic on behalf of my foundation this Saturday. I wanted to use this particular blog to talk about life as a professional athlete when you are on a “week off”. To me that means two things; you are always trying to improve your game and you cannot forget about your daily work. Also, for me, it is a chance to invest a little more time… Read More »On the Road Again – Blog

That’s why I wanted to steal that doughnut truck … – Blog

My name is Chris Rosati. I am the father of two amazing daughters, the husband of a beautiful and supportive woman, and the friend of more great and quality people than I can count. This is what I am above all. I also have ALS. Dancing with this disease has changed the way I live. A long time ago, I lost the ability to wrap my arms around my children. Only sometimes, if I close my eyes, can I remember what it was like to touch my wife’s face. And soon they’ll have to watch old videos to remember what… Read More »That’s why I wanted to steal that doughnut truck … – Blog

4 Ways to Incorporate Storage Asset Management For Your Facility

Businesses realize that they need proper storage facilities for inventory while it is not in use. However, not all of them are implementing the steps they should be taking to ensure that their assets are stored efficiently. If you can’t find a way to store smartly, you could end up wasting time locating, maintaining, and replacing assets when you need them. The solution: An asset management system that can easily provide real-time information on what is available in your storage and what condition it is in. What is asset management for storage facilities? The item you order online as part… Read More »4 Ways to Incorporate Storage Asset Management For Your Facility

Training Tips: How to Be a Better Athlete – Blog

On a trip to Toulouse, France, for our EuroCup qualifiers, we waited while the hotel investigated a suspected bomb threat. Everyone was on edge, especially since the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. When the police finally gave the green light, we could now put the focus back on basketball. For a moment we were reminded that there are bigger issues than sport. One of the regular topics that people ask me about often, whether it’s at my basketball camps, speaking engagements, or on Twitter or Facebook, is my training. In previous blogs I usually try to give a few tips… Read More »Training Tips: How to Be a Better Athlete – Blog

Nothing but Net! 7 basketball camps, 5 cities, 2 countries! – Blog

I wanted to dedicate this blog to telling people about my foundation, the Ryan Martin Foundation, and my motivation to start it, as well as some of the exciting events we have to come. Last year our motto was “5 camps, 4 cities and 2 countries! This year, we will be expanding and offering two new camps, in addition to the five we did in the summer of 2014! For starters, I loved sports when I was young. Being from a family of 12 we always played whiffle ball, basketball, soccer etc. I have always competed against my able-bodied siblings… Read More »Nothing but Net! 7 basketball camps, 5 cities, 2 countries! – Blog

Injured to Independent: Part 5 – Reality Check – Blog

I have been home from the rehabilitation center for a week. I have also been a paraplegic for almost three and a half months. Everything still seems surreal. The home care nurse is there every night to help me get dressed for bed. She is back in the morning to help me with the bathroom care and dressing. Once she put me in my wheelchair, I was able to be part of the family. My mother has the house under control with the children. The maid comes more often now. The big sliding door that runs through the bedroom wall… Read More »Injured to Independent: Part 5 – Reality Check – Blog

Injured to Independent: Part 6 – Forced to Travel so Soon – Blog

My mother returned to London. My younger sister is here in her place and my brother still works here from my home office. That day, I remember the kids were already in daycare and my husband was at work when I got a call from my mom saying my grandmother had a stroke. I was only thinking of going to London to see her. After talking to my husband, I got the green light to leave and within an hour he booked the flights for my kids, sister, sister-in-law and me. It’s funny how things go, because I just got… Read More »Injured to Independent: Part 6 – Forced to Travel so Soon – Blog

Injured to Independent: Part 7 – Cleaning Up – Blog

My sister-in-law meets us at the airport to drive us home. I’m even better off transferring from my wheelchair to the car now. Even more, I go up the ramp more slowly to enter my house. I can even feel my confidence growing a little more each day. This trip to London really helped me take an important step in my independence. The fact that I haven’t been in my own environment that I was used to since my injury has made me think proactively. This is exactly what they explained to me during my stay at the inpatient rehabilitation… Read More »Injured to Independent: Part 7 – Cleaning Up – Blog

Injured to Independent: Part 8 – Time to Drive – Blog

We discussed at the rehabilitation center that injuries like mine can be very difficult for a family and a marriage; and in my case, my marriage ended. Like many divorcing families, there is a time of contention. We have received an offer for the house and the new owners allow me to stay in the house until my next residence is ready. It’s too late to get out of the business, so I’m making the decision knowing that as soon as the building is finished I’ll be putting this house up for sale as well. In the meantime, I am… Read More »Injured to Independent: Part 8 – Time to Drive – Blog

Shaken, but Not Stirred: Part 1 – Sensing Another Story – Blog

Getting married again is something I never thought possible. I knew this type of man had to be a unique person, especially adding children to the mix. Before I met this person and got married, I discovered that I had to go through many steps in order to cultivate myself first. I was a broken person – mind, body and soul, before I went out with my husband. I had to relearn how to love myself, especially the new me. Even now, a day never goes by that I don’t think about certain things, for example: is it easier for… Read More »Shaken, but Not Stirred: Part 1 – Sensing Another Story – Blog

Changing Lives and Challenging Paradigms – It’s Ryan Martin Camp Time! – Blog

Hello to all my loyal blog readers! I wanted to take a moment and catch up with you. In my last blog, we had just lost in the EuroCup final. After spending a few days soaking up the sun in the south of France and letting the bruises heal, it was time to come home for a loaded dossier of foundation events. Currently, I am back in the United States to prepare to fly over the “big pond” again and to go to Madrid for two of my camps with Estudiantes! I take a few minutes of downtime while waiting… Read More »Changing Lives and Challenging Paradigms – It’s Ryan Martin Camp Time! – Blog

Shaken, but Not Stirred: Part 2 – Shaken – Blog

Last October, I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune neuromuscular disease. The symptoms started in August, after I returned from an amazing vacation in Florida. While on vacation, my husband and I found a place that rented beach wheelchairs. I couldn’t believe it was even available, and couldn’t wait to try it! When it came time to try out the beach chair, I examined this equipment with great curiosity. It was basically a metal armchair with blue canvas upholstery and instead of legs on the chair there were four very large wheels made with a very strong but soft… Read More »Shaken, but Not Stirred: Part 2 – Shaken – Blog

There’s the buzzer! The Ryan Martin Foundation Closes out a Winning Summer – Blog

What a whirlwind the past few weeks have been for the Ryan Martin Foundation (RMF) as we completed the 2015 summer camp schedule! With camps in Marshall, MN, Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania, PA and Canton, MA, our camp season ends on a bitter sweet! I wanted to recap the last part of the summer program and share with my loyal Numotion readers an exciting announcement for the RMF! The Minnesota camp was the first under the direction of head coach Derek Klinker at Southwest Minnesota State University. It was the first time I had returned to campus in years, to work… Read More »There’s the buzzer! The Ryan Martin Foundation Closes out a Winning Summer – Blog

Shaken, But Not Stirred: Part 4 – The Support Group – Blog

I was very secretive about my first visit to the Myasthenia Gravis support group among my friends and family. I just knew it was something I had to do on my own. I didn’t know what I was going to find, but I was just hoping for something that would help me with what I was going through now. I had become very good at concealing the true essence of what this disease was doing to me. I didn’t want anyone to think I was no longer capable at the paraplegic level. Mostly, I just didn’t want to believe that… Read More »Shaken, But Not Stirred: Part 4 – The Support Group – Blog

Au Revoir Summer, Hello Fall! – Blog

September has been crazy to end the summer with the Ryan Martin Foundation (RMF), and I’m getting ready to leave for Paris in October to start the European season. It’s been a whirlwind of concerts, day camps, training and media obligations since my last blog and the end of the camp season. I’ve been working the past few months with John Holt, a famous CT sports reporter (@johnholtwfsb) on a documentary about my life, basketball and the Ryan Martin Foundation. Here is a recent interview I did with the folks at Better Connecticut (@betterconnecticut) to tell my story and talk… Read More »Au Revoir Summer, Hello Fall! – Blog

Shaken, But Not Stirred: Part 6 – Powering Up – Blog

It is known among the medical community that myasthenia gravis begins in the feet, so it is difficult to decipher when my illness started. With the additional limitations, a physical medical rehabilitation doctor at the hospital decided that an electric wheelchair was a better alternative to the manual wheelchair I was using because this particular autoimmune disease strains the muscles and I have to keep the little energy I have. I already know the success of rehabilitation and how it gives autonomy. So, I am very willing to take this trip back in my life. This time around I am… Read More »Shaken, But Not Stirred: Part 6 – Powering Up – Blog

Shaken, But Not Stirred: Part 7 – Managing Myasthenia Gravis and a Spinal Cord Injury

Finally coming home and having my new adaptive devices and equipment is great! The power wheelchair turns out to be the best change for me, even though I miss my manual wheelchair. However, I am getting wider now so judging the width and depth is a challenge. My walls and cabinets have scratches all over the place, but I choose to laugh as my husband and kids scowl. The transfer to and from the wheelchair with the new lightweight transfer board works well. I have no problem with fatigue as long as I follow the downhill slide approach that was… Read More »Shaken, But Not Stirred: Part 7 – Managing Myasthenia Gravis and a Spinal Cord Injury

Shaken, But Not Stirred: Part 8 – Driving Again! – Blog

I have to admit, superficial as it sounds, one of the things that hurt me the most after being diagnosed with myasthenia gravis was when I had to sell my crossover SUV. The crossover SUV had become a symbol of how far I had come to be an independent woman after my spinal cord injury. Being at home without being able to drive was very difficult, although I knew I had to rest to recover. Yet a big part of my independence and my fulfillment has been having a car to get around – nothing. As a mother, too, it… Read More »Shaken, But Not Stirred: Part 8 – Driving Again! – Blog

2016 will be an Exciting Year! – Blog

Happy holidays to all my readers! Hope this finds you well, enjoying the holiday season with your loved ones! I wanted to take a moment and catch up with people with what I’ve been doing since my last blog, which seems so long ago! I am currently in Paris with my team because we have started the season in difficulty. We have faced suspensions and injuries, and we haven’t hit our stride yet. The hope is that after the new year, we will finally do it! Following the tragedies of the past month, and coming from a team that reached… Read More »2016 will be an Exciting Year! – Blog

Shaken, But Not Stirred: Part 9 – Small Victories – Blog

As I sat at the dealership waiting for my van to be fixed, I texted a friend of mine. She was on her way to bring me lunch. Unfortunately, just as my van arrived, I had to text her and let her know that I couldn’t meet her because I had to come home to use my own bathroom. Ah the woes of a lifetime after a spinal cord injury. Coming home, I now think about how I will climb on the dresser myself. I haven’t been able to do this in the eight months since I was diagnosed with… Read More »Shaken, But Not Stirred: Part 9 – Small Victories – Blog

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Not Flaky – Just Late! – Blog

One hurdle I have faced is trying to make sure people know that I am not late, but just late – and certainly not intentionally late! We all encounter obstacles in arriving on time, as life unfolds – traffic jams, accidents, sick children, etc. – but most able-bodied people can overcome many obstacles during the day much faster than a person with a disability. Recently, on my way to the Houston Abilities Expo, I encountered a unique situation worth sharing as it is a perfect scenario as to why those of us who use a wheelchair have to think a… Read More »Not Flaky – Just Late! – Blog

A different kind of Mom – Blog

My paralysis forced me to think outside the box. As a mom, I always have a to-do list, and at the end of the day, I do them, just like an able-bodied mom would – just with a little more thought! When my kids ask me to do something for them, I agree to do it, because as a mom, and that’s what we do! However, my mind is still working and making a plan on HOW I’m going to accomplish a task before I do it. My wheelchair bothers me when I search for items in the back of… Read More »A different kind of Mom – Blog

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Do you know your limit? – Blog

Shortly after my spinal cord injury, a friend of my mother’s who I knew growing up in London who suffered from polio asked me, “Meena, have you ever understood your limits? I answered her, but I don’t think I honestly understood what she meant. It took me a little over a year to rebuild myself and know who I am after being diagnosed with neuromuscular disease, and discovering the depth of my new limits, I had no choice but to ‘learn to listen. Knowing that my legs were no longer working was a learning curve. I have followed the rigorous… Read More »Do you know your limit? – Blog

Ok With Being Me – Blog

I have developed a habit over the sixteen years that I have lived with a spinal cord injury that every morning I do the following: first thing after waking up I thank for another day then take my phone and I check out the sites I bookmarked for motivational quotes. Today I was very excited to see a quote from Charlie Chaplin! I grew up loving Charlie Chaplin and relished every chance to see him on TV – and with just four TV channels in London, it wasn’t that often! What struck me the most about him was that although… Read More »Ok With Being Me – Blog

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The Ryan Martin Story is Nominated For Award! – Blog

I just wanted to take a few minutes to update everyone on the news as I am busy organizing our Foundation Hall of Fame event and subsequent sports camps! Recently, “Ryan Martin Story”, the documentary filmed by John Holt and Eric Budney, was nominated for an Edward R. Murrow Award. This prestigious award recognizes “outstanding achievement in electronic journalism”. I am very happy that John and Eric are recognized for all of their hard work on our story! This is a national award and therefore certainly comes with great competition. If by any chance you missed the original story on… Read More »The Ryan Martin Story is Nominated For Award! – Blog

Kicking off Summer 2016 – Blog

Hello loyal blog readers. I wanted to take a few minutes to write a quick blog! Summer has started and the Ryan Martin Foundation is busy. Over the past week, I spent the evening at the 39th Annual New England Emmy’s, then headed back to Connecticut for the unveiling of Kevin’s Kourt, a project with Kevin Ollie, and finally finished at the first camp. of the RMF season in Minnesota. The Boston / New England Emmy Awards were a once in a lifetime experience. I was invited because the documentary I shot with John Holt and Eric Budney was nominated… Read More »Kicking off Summer 2016 – Blog

Can Professional Wheelchair Basketball Exist in the United States? – Blog

One of my most common questions over the past few years is why doesn’t the United States have a professional wheelchair basketball league? In my opinion, there are three reasons why: No one has found a way to make it financially viable, the stigma associated with adapted sports in general and the fact that they are only played by a small sub-population. Always optimistic, I believe it is possible for wheelchair basketball to exist at a professional level with the proper exposure. While the league is undoubtedly struggling to gain a foothold in the competitive professional sports landscape, I believe… Read More »Can Professional Wheelchair Basketball Exist in the United States? – Blog

Changing the World Through Sports, One Life at a Time – Blog

Hello loyal blog readers! I want to start by telling you about a moment from one of my more recent camps that really inspired me to write this blog. At my annual camp in Philadelphia, I had the pleasure of meeting a very special 8 year old boy. Its history is that of tragedy and triumph. When he was 14 months old he was shot 4 times in the back as an innocent bystander for a moment too appalling to share. Before coming to my camp, he had never played wheelchair basketball or even been involved in adapted sports. We… Read More »Changing the World Through Sports, One Life at a Time – Blog

A Softer Ride Into Fall 2016 – Blog

I’m sitting at home and wanted to write a blog to recap the summer and keep everyone up to date with the current and exciting personal things that are happening. To begin with, I made the decision to give up going back to Europe to play basketball this season. I have spent the last 10 years living off changing leaves in New England. As soon as the leaves start to change color, I grab a passport and start my next basketball season. I want to personally thank each team that has given me the immense honor of playing the sport… Read More »A Softer Ride Into Fall 2016 – Blog

Diversity & Disability – Blog

I enjoy being back in the United States all year round for the first time in several years! I can’t remember the last time I got to watch the seasons change in New England, spend time with family and friends on vacation, and just enjoy the comforts of home. Despite not being in Europe to play for the first time in over a decade, I have been very busy with the RMF projects, the consultation on the NCAA project to create more wheelchair basketball programs. rolling through various universities while starting to play basketball. with the New York Rolling Knicks.… Read More »Diversity & Disability – Blog

I Just Make it Look Easy! – Blog

Last week I got into a fender bender in my modified minivan. It couldn’t be driven, and I had a tow truck take it to the auto repair shop. A few days later another service came and dropped off a modified rental van. As the drop-off was taking place, a neighbor of mine was outside and asked me what had happened. After I told her about the accident, she asked me how I got the rental vehicle modified so quickly. I had to smile to myself, because the process was anything but quick and easy! Every day, I use my… Read More »I Just Make it Look Easy! – Blog

Numotion Employees Bring Mobility to those in Need on Guatemala Mission Trip – Blog

For the second year in a row, a team of Numotion volunteers traveled to Guatemala in October to provide free wheelchairs and repairs to underprivileged people and orphans. Organized by Bethel Ministries International, the trip followed a trip made by employee volunteers last year when 140 chairs were delivered. This year’s trip turned out to be even more meaningful, as a last minute hiccup made it a bit more difficult. Another group (not affiliated with Numotion) had to withdraw from the trip, meaning many people in Guatemala would have to wait until next year for a chair or needed repairs.… Read More »Numotion Employees Bring Mobility to those in Need on Guatemala Mission Trip – Blog

Happy Holidays! – Blog | Numotion

Happy Holidays to all my loyal readers of the Numotion blog! I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. I am currently snowy here in Connecticut and wanted to take the time to catch up with everyone on the many adventures of the Ryan Martin Foundation. Most recently, I was invited to be the keynote speaker at the National Telecommuting Institute (NTI) “31 Nights of Light” celebration at the Prudential Center with Paralympic Swimming Silver Medalist Sophia Herzog. NTI is an organization that supports people with disabilities and their efforts to return to the workplace, and helps provide… Read More »Happy Holidays! – Blog | Numotion

Ryan Martin’s Musings: What I’ve Been Up To – Blog

Hello readers, I come back after a brief hiatus from blogging. The past few months have been incredibly busy, but that means I have a lot of great updates to share: The Ryan Martin Foundation (RMF) The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) playoffs led by the New York Rolling Knicks Development of an adapted sports program at the University of Connecticut (UConn) Jonathan’s dream reinvented ‘Athlete’s Corner’ – a new feature highlighting RMF athletes sharing their stories As always, for questions or topics that you would like to see in future blogs, please feel free to contact us via social… Read More »Ryan Martin’s Musings: What I’ve Been Up To – Blog

Ryan Martin’s Musings: Wheelchair Basketball Camps – Blog

Hello loyal blog readers! I had a busy start to the summer and wanted to get this out before I left the US to run the Ryan Martin Foundation (RMF) camp in Madrid. For questions or comments, contact IG and Twitter: Ryanmartin06 and email: ryan@ryanmartinfoundation.org UConn project UConn’s adaptive sport programs continue to take shape as we plan to begin programming in the fall, starting with wheelchair basketball. We are delighted to see the progress we have made in the short period of time to launch the program. Thanks to Mike Willie, RMF Board Member, for the countless hours he… Read More »Ryan Martin’s Musings: Wheelchair Basketball Camps – Blog

Ryan Martin’s Musings: Travel Updates – Blog

Hello loyal blog readers: It’s been a crazy few weeks. I am excited to share with you and recap the trips to Spain and Ireland, as well as all of the Ryan Martin Foundation camps and events over the past month. A cuckold’s vein Dublin has always been on my bucket list and I finally had the chance to check it out. Dublin is such a beautiful city and a truly worthwhile getaway. However, like many destinations in Europe, accessibility is somewhat difficult. Tourist areas: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, and the Ha’Penny Bridge all present some degree of difficulty.… Read More »Ryan Martin’s Musings: Travel Updates – Blog

Nu Digest: Introduction to Complex Rehab Technology Wheelchair Systems – Blog

Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) products augment or replace function, providing support surfaces and bases of mobility that allow an individual to participate in daily life to the fullest extent of their abilities. These medically necessary and individually configured products are designed to meet the unique needs of people with disabilities. They include complex power wheelchair systems, highly configurable manual wheelchairs, adaptive seating systems, alternative positioning systems and other specialized mobility devices. Each product requires the individual to have an assessment, adjustment and training which involves setting up, adjusting or programming the device in order to enable the individual to best… Read More »Nu Digest: Introduction to Complex Rehab Technology Wheelchair Systems – Blog

Nu Digest: Understanding Neurogenic Bladder – Blog

Neurogenic bladder describes a number of urinary disorders caused by dysfunction or trauma to the brain and central nervous system. It occurs when the bladder is unable to relax or contract. Millions of Americans live with a neurogenic bladder. When communication between the nervous system and the bladder is disrupted by nerve damage, the bladder’s ability to fill and empty in a coordinated fashion is disrupted and can lead to incontinence. Nerve damage can be caused by injury to the spinal cord; spina bifida; stroke; infection of the brain or spinal cord; or diseases such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS)… Read More »Nu Digest: Understanding Neurogenic Bladder – Blog

Nu Digest: Avoiding Pressure Injuries & other Complications with Proper Seating & Wheelchair Systems – Blog

Determining a cushion that provides appropriate pressure distribution and positioning for a client is not a trivial task and is essential for the long term health and general comfort / seating tolerance of the wheelchair user. . Clients with long-term or severe disabilities typically have a medical need for individually configured seating supports due to weakness, spasticity / abnormal muscle tone, movement disorders and / or an orthopedic deformity of the pelvis, spine or lower limbs. Clients with long-term disability are often at high risk for pressure injuries for reasons such as no or decreased sensation and / or an… Read More »Nu Digest: Avoiding Pressure Injuries & other Complications with Proper Seating & Wheelchair Systems – Blog

Nu Digest: Purpose & Process of a Clinical Seating Evaluation for a Complex Rehab Technology Device – Blog

Assessment of sitting and mobility is one of the most critical aspects in ensuring the medical necessity and suitability of a CRT device for a client. The objectives of the assessment of sitting may include: reducing the effects of disturbed tone / reflexes / abnormal movements, providing forces to correct or adapt to postural tendencies and abnormalities, adapt to sensory impairments, improve functional / ADL skills, improve sitting comfort / tolerance and improve self-image. Improperly applied seats can lead to significant posture and comfort issues and possibly lead to more serious health issues such as bedsores, digestive issues, breathing issues,… Read More »Nu Digest: Purpose & Process of a Clinical Seating Evaluation for a Complex Rehab Technology Device – Blog

Nu Digest: Factors to Consider When Choosing Powered Seating Tilt, Recline, and Standing Features – Blog

The ability to move independently to achieve pressure and postural relief is good for everyone. These characteristics are found in everyday seats, such as ergonomic office chairs in which the occupant can change his orientation (inclination, inclination) as well as change the shape of the seat and / or the backrest. The past few years have also brought sit-stand desks, as ergonomics experts and others have recognized the need for people to be able to periodically step away from the seated position. In the world of Complex Rehabilitation Technology (CRT), this need is even greater, as many of the clients… Read More »Nu Digest: Factors to Consider When Choosing Powered Seating Tilt, Recline, and Standing Features – Blog

Nu Digest: Aging with Disabilities – The Importance of the Right Information – Blog

Over the past 25 to 30 years, much research has been done on the effects of aging with a disability. This information took a long time to reach the clinical environment. Aging with a disability is not dependent on age or an “old age” problem; it relates to the time elapsed since the onset of disability. For example, if a client had a spinal cord injury (SCI) at age 15, 25 years after the injury, they would be 40, a young age at which to experience aging issues with SCI. Positive results in the field of complex rehabilitation technology (CRT)… Read More »Nu Digest: Aging with Disabilities – The Importance of the Right Information – Blog

Nu Digest: The Case for Home Delivery – Blog

The cathode ray tube industry has a habit of favoring the delivery of clinical equipment over home delivery. However, there are strong reasons for a paradigm shift in this thinking that will benefit all parties involved. Therapists spend more time on clinical interaction than on administration. The equipment manufacturer streamlines the delivery cycle. Ultimately, the patient will benefit the most. Traditional opposition to home births has caused the therapist to fear that he will not be able to see his patient in the mobility device for an exam and verify that everything is working as clinically intended. However, this desire… Read More »Nu Digest: The Case for Home Delivery – Blog

Nu Digest: Steps to Better Bladder Health – Blog

Bladder health isn’t often talked about, but it concerns everyone. One-third of Americans aged 40 and over report at least some urinary incontinence. For users of intermittent catheters, good hygiene, lifestyle changes, and exercise can help ensure the bladder stays healthy, reduce the risk of infection, and help prevent urine leakage. The bladder is one of the most vital organs in the body. It is a hollow organ, much like a balloon, which collects urine excreted by the kidneys before it is eliminated through urination. The bladder is located in the lower abdomen and is part of the urinary system,… Read More »Nu Digest: Steps to Better Bladder Health – Blog

Fall Console, Pampas Grass, August Amazon Buys

Happy friday! Hope you had a good week! We ended up traveling over the long weekend and then I felt like everything hit the spot when we got back! I barely had time to catch my breath. But next week isn’t that crazy and I’m more than happy to have a somewhat normal schedule with the kids back to school. When I dropped off Kole on the first day I said “I will miss you today!” “ He has answered “I will miss you too mom but don’t be sad .. I probably won’t think about it much because I… Read More »Fall Console, Pampas Grass, August Amazon Buys

Nu Digest: Clinical Criteria Algorithm – Wheelchair Prescribing for Medicare Beneficiaries – Blog

What do I need to document for Medicare? This is the number one question asked by countless clinicians when faced with prescribing mobility assistance equipment (AED) for their clients. Clinical documentation defines your client’s order for positive results when completed according to Medicare documentation standards. This is true throughout the AEM, but especially with orders from Complex Rehab Technology, good, objective, and thorough clinical documentation is key to clearing and paying for your client’s health insurance claim. . Authorization denials, claim denials, and rework result in repeat visits, more documentation time, and ultimately delays for the customer. What are these… Read More »Nu Digest: Clinical Criteria Algorithm – Wheelchair Prescribing for Medicare Beneficiaries – Blog

Promoting Activity and Success Through Adapted PE

Join Marci Pope and Maria Corte as they share many thoughts, ideas and techniques to create a positive environment for students with disabilities. Marci Pope has been an Adaptive Physical Education Specialist for many years and is currently training teachers at California State University, Chico. Maria Corte is a physical education teacher at Mesa High School in Arizona. She created and implemented a successful inclusion program for high school students. Both instructors have years of experience and will offer practical and sensitive advice to physical educators teaching students with disabilities. TIPS OF THE DAY GET YOUR ABS & OBLIQUE SHREDDED… Read More »Promoting Activity and Success Through Adapted PE

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Wheelchair & Mobility Equipment Blog

People with spinal cord injuries should be aware of the symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia (AD). Living with a spinal cord injury means you lack movement and sensation below the level of the injury. Without sensation, a person’s body will alert you of pain and discomfort using involuntary or automatic warning signs, such as increased blood pressure, sweating, increased heart rate, and change skin color. In other words, AD is an overreaction of autonomic nervous symptoms to irritation that people with spinal cord injuries cannot experience. What triggers autonomic dysreflexia? Pain below the level of the injury, such as sitting on… Read More »Wheelchair & Mobility Equipment Blog

Nu Digest: Tips for Flying with a Wheelchair – Blog

CLICK HERE to download the tips for flying with a wheelchair checklist As a wheelchair user, and someone who often finds himself 30,000 feet above the ground, I am thankful for the protections provided by legislation – like the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) which prevents airlines from discriminating against passengers with disabilities. However, despite the protections included in the ACAA, I have experienced my fair share of travel challenges. Fortunately, after years of lost luggage, missed connections, and security line frustrations, I have learned a thing or two about flying with a mobility impairment and now hope to pass… Read More »Nu Digest: Tips for Flying with a Wheelchair – Blog

Introducing A NU You: Maximizing Life with a Disability – Blog

Hello friends! welcome to my blog A Nu You: Maximizing Life With A Disability. Whether you were born with your disability or acquired it at some point in your life, this is for YOU. Whether you are a man or a woman, disabled for 6 months or 60 years, young or old, totally independent or totally dependent, this blog is made for YOU. If you’ve only had your disability for a few months, there will be a lot of new information to absorb and integrate into your life. Others can see this information and remember what you are able to… Read More »Introducing A NU You: Maximizing Life with a Disability – Blog

Seven Tips to Prepare Your Wheelchair for a Hurricane – Blog

At Numotion, we care about you and your mobility equipment during these difficult times. Your preparedness before a hurricane can determine how well you and your equipment will withstand the storm and how quickly you will recover from it. Use the following tips to prevent your wheelchair from suffering unnecessary damage during a hurricane so that you can stay mobile and independent when you need it most: Fully charge your power chair before the storm Keep chargers off the ground and away from areas susceptible to flooding If you have emergency equipment or other devices that facilitate your mobility, store… Read More »Seven Tips to Prepare Your Wheelchair for a Hurricane – Blog

Ryan Martin’s Musings – September Update – Blog

Hello to all my loyal blog readers, Unfortunately, summer 2017 is over. As much as I enjoyed traveling to the United States and Spain to do camps, I am so excited about fall. We started the Ryan Martin Foundation (RMF) Junior Team practice with a host of amazing student-athletes. We are delighted to welcome many new athletes to the varsity and preparation teams this fall. Training with Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens Many thanks to Coach Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics for inviting the RMF athletes to special training last week. 25 athletes participated in the training and post-workout… Read More »Ryan Martin’s Musings – September Update – Blog

A Nu You: Making Positive Changes While Leveraging Fear – Blog

Hello friends! Are you ready to create “A Nu You” and make positive changes in your life? This is what “A Nu You” is. You can think so and deep down you might know it, but there is a gap between “thinking” and “knowing” that we need to bridge before we start making positive changes. Think about something in your life that you really wanted to change. Think about all the excitement you felt initially. Then ask yourself when that excitement died down. It amazes me that so often the initial enthusiasm we have to make a positive change in… Read More »A Nu You: Making Positive Changes While Leveraging Fear – Blog

Wheelchair Game-Changer: A Story of the Wheel that Changes People’s Lives – Blog

Here is a riddle for you: what is round, which turns and which has hardly changed since the dawn of time? If you guessed the wheel (I knew you would), you are right. Since the invention of the wire spoke wheel (in the early 1800s), the wheel has not seen any major innovation. Although its materials and aesthetics have been improved, its potential for improving comfort, safety and energy efficiency has hardly been realized. At SoftWheel, we are working to change that. We have created a wheel that is smarter, more powerful and more energy efficient than the standard wheel.… Read More »Wheelchair Game-Changer: A Story of the Wheel that Changes People’s Lives – Blog

Was Your Wheelchair Damaged or Lost as a Result of Hurricanes Harvey or Irma? – Blog

If you are a Numotion customer and have questions about equipment damaged or lost as a result of natural disasters, please contact your nearest Numotion branch so that we can advise you on your options and on what to do next. follow appropriate. FloridaFt. Lauderdale, Florida: 954.473.9534Jacksonville, Florida: 904.644.6220 or 877.442.0963 toll freeOrlando, Florida: 407.720.4330Tampa, Florida: 813.626.8476 or 855.560.8476 toll free TexasHouston, Texas: 713.791.1011 Additional emergency resources and links are available below. FEMAFEMA registration: Disasterassistance.govMobile: FEMA mobile applicationToll free numbers: 800-621-3362 | 800-462-7585 TexasFor help filing a personal claim, call the Texas Department of Insurance Consumer Hotline: 1-800-252-3439Texas Department of… Read More »Was Your Wheelchair Damaged or Lost as a Result of Hurricanes Harvey or Irma? – Blog

Wheelchair Game Changer Part 2: First-Hand Accounts from Two SoftWheel Users – Blog

i hope you read my first Blog on how SoftWheel is a game-changer for wheelchair users. I could go on and on about the benefits of SoftWheel, but the stories I have heard from our customers – wheelchair users who suffered from pain and found it difficult to participate in daily activities until they used SoftWheel. – speak for themselves. Kimberley Barreda, for example, is an athlete, writer and consultant specializing in lifestyle and sports in the disability community. Kim, an amputee who has used a wheelchair for as long as she can remember, lives her day-to-day life with a… Read More »Wheelchair Game Changer Part 2: First-Hand Accounts from Two SoftWheel Users – Blog

A Nu You: Making Peace with the Past – Blog

Make peace with the past Hello and welcome to “A Nu You!” In my last blog, we immersed ourselves in making positive change while building on our fears. To truly appreciate the present moment, prepare for the future, and absorb all of these great tips and strategies to help you maximize your life with a disability, it is imperative that you do not carry any of the debilitating beliefs and behaviors from your past into the future. Although we cannot change our past, we can go back at any point in time and make peace with any person or event… Read More »A Nu You: Making Peace with the Past – Blog

Nu Digest: Early Mobility – Moving to Learn – Blog

Mobility. What does it mean? Go from point A to point B to perform any task. Mobility is not exercise. Adults are very goal oriented in their mobility. For infants and children, self-initiated mobility is Mobility. What does it mean? Go from point A to point B to perform any task. Mobility is not exercise. Adults are very goal oriented in their mobility. For infants and children, self-initiated mobility is how they learn – it enables the development of perceptual motor skills, social skills, and cognitive skills. Children with reduced mobility need the same type of experiences; self-initiated and efficient… Read More »Nu Digest: Early Mobility – Moving to Learn – Blog

Nu Digest: Complex Rehabilitation Strollers – The Right Device for a Young Child? – Blog

Choosing the right device of complex rehabilitation technology for a young child is not an easy decision. There are many options available and several factors should be considered by parents and the clinical team. Complex rehabilitation strollers play an important role in the support and dependent mobility of infants and very young children. They combine the look of a stroller with the supportive seat that a small child needs. They differ from regular strollers in the way they sag, the type of supports and accessories available, and the way they adapt to growth. Strollers that have a “reversible seating configuration”… Read More »Nu Digest: Complex Rehabilitation Strollers – The Right Device for a Young Child? – Blog

A Nu You: Nutrition and Healthy Eating – Blog

Welcome to “A Nu You!” As mentioned in my last blog post, before we can be fully present in the present moment and maximize our lives, we need to understand our past, especially what our beliefs and behaviors were and whether they got us where we wanted. to be. Beliefs and behaviors can be critical when it comes to today’s topic, “Nutrition and Healthy Eating”. We all know that “we are what we eat” and that “good health begins with good nutrition”. However, knowing it and committing to it on a daily basis are two very different things. I remember… Read More »A Nu You: Nutrition and Healthy Eating – Blog

Best Practice: Houston Methodist Functional Mobility & Wheelchair Assessment Form – Blog

In 2015, the Houston Methodist Hospital, a Texas nonprofit, developed a Functional Mobility and Wheelchair Assessment Form to proactively respond to requests for additional information and denials that they were receiving complex rehabilitation technologies on orders for their Medicare clients. Houston Methodist Hospital Offers Copyright Protected Form free to any therapist to use in his practice. Through the use of this Functional Mobility and Wheelchair Assessment Form, the Methodist Hospital in Houston, along with other clinicians and independent hospitals that have adopted it, have seen a drastic decrease in refusals to clinical documentation. A decrease in refusals translates into a… Read More »Best Practice: Houston Methodist Functional Mobility & Wheelchair Assessment Form – Blog

14 Questions with James Weisman of United Spinal Association – Blog

This post is part of the series 14 Questions, featuring interviews with disability advocates regarding their work and insights into the Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) industry. Director of Advocacy Strategy, Justin Richardson interviews James Weisman, President and CEO of United Spinal Association in our first post. Richardson: We’re always curious to learn how our team members and others involved in the Complex Rehab Technology world made their way to our industry. Most have unique stories. I imagine the same would be true for those working in disability dedicated non-profits. Were there any specific relationships or situations that led you to… Read More »14 Questions with James Weisman of United Spinal Association – Blog

14 Questions with James Weisman of United Spinal Association – Blog

This post is part of the series 14 Questions, featuring interviews with disability advocates regarding their work and insights into the Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) industry. Director of Advocacy Strategy, Justin Richardson interviews James Weisman, President and CEO of United Spinal Association in our first post. Richardson: We’re always curious to learn how our team members and others involved in the Complex Rehab Technology world made their way to our industry. Most have unique stories. I imagine the same would be true for those working in disability dedicated non-profits. Were there any specific relationships or situations that led you to… Read More »14 Questions with James Weisman of United Spinal Association – Blog

Ryan Martin’s Musings – October Update – Blog

Happy loyal blog readers almost Halloween! I wanted to keep you up to date with everything that is happening in my world and with the Ryan Martin Foundation. In this article, I’ll update everyone on the development of the FMR program with the University of Connecticut and other college adaptive sports programs. Very happy to share with you the continued development of the RMF Junior Wheelchair Basketball program and my next season of winning the New York Rolling Knicks! University of Connecticut / Husky Adapted: After spending several months navigating the channels for creating a college-level sports program, we can… Read More »Ryan Martin’s Musings – October Update – Blog

Ryan Martin’s Musings – November Update – Blog

Tonight, the University of Connecticut is hosting its first-ever Husky Adapted-sponsored Adaptive Sports program. This on-campus wheelchair basketball event will be the first opportunity for current UConn students to participate in adapted sports, as well as other regional athletes with disabilities who may one day call UConn at Storrs. This project lasted for months and should be a point of pride for the University. This signals that UConn is an accessible and inclusive campus. The Ryan Martin Foundation (RMF) provided UConn with top-of-the-line equipment to launch this program and made a healthy contribution to a new endowment of scholarships for… Read More »Ryan Martin’s Musings – November Update – Blog

Transforming the State of CRT from Within – Blog

As an industry, we have an obligation to be better than today. Collectively, we must actively raise the bar and deliver a consistently positive customer experience. I am honored to be a part of this industry. No matter how involved you are in the Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) space – whether as a clinician, payer, manufacturer or equipment supplier – we are all in a unique and enviable position to not only have a positive impact. on the people we serve, but also on society by improving the global understanding, access and inclusion of people with disabilities. As we continually… Read More »Transforming the State of CRT from Within – Blog

Benefits of Standing – Blog

The standing position has many proven benefits. Being vertical is necessary to contribute to health and well-being, as many people with disabilities are at risk for secondary illnesses due to immobility. Changing positions throughout the day provides relief and comfort for those who spend most of their day sitting. For people who are unable to stand spontaneously, other means of standing support are needed so that people can benefit from an upright position. Some of these benefits of standing include: Improve the ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs): The standing position can allow greater vertical and forward movements… Read More »Benefits of Standing – Blog

Addressing Parents’ Perception of Powered Mobility – Blog

During my experience with Numotion, I have observed conversations between the Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), therapists, clients, and parents / caregivers. I feel like the toughest conversations are sometimes the most rewarding. Bringing up the topic of motorized mobility (PM) to parents can undoubtedly be an uncomfortable conversation, but there is a need to provide the best outcomes for children that are appropriate for motorized mobility. One of the most significant learning experiences I have had has to do with this subject. The ATP I was with gently brought the subject of PD to parents of a child with reduced… Read More »Addressing Parents’ Perception of Powered Mobility – Blog

EZOfficeInventory Offers Fast, Efficient Returns with Quick Check-In

Busy organizations can view hundreds of small objects and tools for an on-going project. When complete, all of these items are returned together and going to the individual cart / item details page to re-register them can be tedious and time consuming. To speed up this process, EZOfficeInventory introduced the Quick Item Check-In feature which allows users to directly register assets and asset inventories directly from the dashboard. Customers can use the Quick Check-In button to perform a quick search of borrowed items using the Asset Identification Number (AIN), item name or by scanning the barcode. Simply scan the item… Read More »EZOfficeInventory Offers Fast, Efficient Returns with Quick Check-In

Posture and Visual Development – Blog

Posture in children who need some degree of external support to facilitate a mid-position can affect many aspects of physical and perceptual motor development, including visual development. For developing children, normal stimulation is necessary for good visual development. Without regular stimulation, visual dysfunction such as strabismus (eye misalignment) can occur due to a lack of stimuli that encourage a child’s gaze and visual fixation. It means encouraging and helping a child to look and focus on objects. Strabismus often causes diplopia (double vision), which hinders the development of binocular vision. Binocular vision, the ability to maintain focus on an object… Read More »Posture and Visual Development – Blog

Powered Mobility and Play – Blog

Play is an occupation in which every child has a fundamental right to engage. Hide and seek, tag, construction of forts and creation of alternative universes with their imagination, the game occupies the daily life of children. The ability to explore the environment and engage in play is essential for children’s development. Yet children with reduced mobility may be limited to playing in a restricted setting, or may depend on their parents to participate in activities. They may not have a choice of when, how or with what to play, and end up having these decisions made for them. This… Read More »Powered Mobility and Play – Blog

Wendler Family Shares Their Fight Against ALS

This post is part of the series 14 Questions, featuring interviews with disability advocates regarding their work and insights into the Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) industry. In our latest post, we are honored to welcome special guests – Numotion CEO, Mike Swinford, who joins us to interview the Wendler family. Trickett Wendler was a friend and customer of Numotion who lost her fight to ALS in 2015. Trickett was a passionate woman, but perhaps never more so than when it came to advocating for those battling ALS. It was her belief that all people fighting a terminal illness should be granted… Read More »Wendler Family Shares Their Fight Against ALS

Can You Use Email Marketing for Employee Communications?

Create an effective and efficient system to communicate with your now remote team. Remember all those meetings that could have been emails? Well, now most of them are all emails. And now the question is: how do you keep your team engaged with all this mass emails? Many offices and businesses are turning to platforms like Outlook or a webmail application to communicate with their employees now spread across cities and states. This solution may seem simple and effective at first. However, as you settle into this new way of working, after a few weeks you may find holes appearing… Read More »Can You Use Email Marketing for Employee Communications?

A Nu You: Your Clinical Team – Blog

Hello friends! On May 8 at Gaylord Hospital in Connecticut, a very informative, engaging and insightful panel discussion, “A Nu You: Your Clinical Team,” was shared live on Facebook. The purpose of the group discussion was to bring more clarity to the entire clinical process. This process can be overwhelming for patients and their caregivers. We wanted to provide as much information as possible from a team of experts and answer questions from patients / clients and caregivers. As the moderator of the event, I can honestly say that the discussion served its purpose, and I would like to thank… Read More »A Nu You: Your Clinical Team – Blog

Ryan Martin’s Musings: Get to Know U.S. Paralympian Sophia Herzog – Blog

Hello loyal blog readers! This month I had the chance to sit down (via Skype) with American Paralympian Sophia Herzog, who has just competed in the World Swimming Championships. This interview will give you the opportunity to learn more about Sophia’s training routine, her mental approach to the sport and her hopes for the Paralympic movement here in the United States. For those of you who want to follow Sophia’s trip to Tokyo 2020, you can find her on @sophiaherzog on Instagram and Twitter. Before going into Sophia’s interview, I want to remind my readers that RMF will be hosting… Read More »Ryan Martin’s Musings: Get to Know U.S. Paralympian Sophia Herzog – Blog

A Nu You: Traveling with a Disability – Blog

Hello and welcome to A Nu You: Maximizing Life with a Disability! Today’s topic is traveling with a disability. Yes, we are BIG TIME pushing our comfort zones this week, because traveling is one of those things that really turns us on and is also one of our biggest fears. If you think about it, we actually step out of our comfort zone, physically, when we travel, so I expect nothing less than resistance and fear. If you ask a traveler what they want most of all on a trip, the overwhelming answer is “peace of mind.” Believe me. After… Read More »A Nu You: Traveling with a Disability – Blog

A Nu You: Dating and Relationships – Blog

Hello and welcome to A Nu You: Maximizing Life with a Disability! Today’s topic is dating and relationships. Hey wait a minute! You can’t put dating and disability in the same sentence, they don’t go together. Who would want to date a person with a disability? Just ask all people with disabilities who are currently in a relationship or have been in a relationship. I think you will find the numbers that are or have been quite high. Well, once again we are entering territory that seems to push our comfort zones and escalate our fears. Exploring the world of… Read More »A Nu You: Dating and Relationships – Blog

Rest Assured, Your Emails are Getting to the Inbox

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY It doesn’t matter how pretty or fancy your emails are if they don’t reach your inbox. Email communication is more important than ever and accessing the inbox is crucial to your success. And getting to the inbox depends on the reputation of the sender of your Mass Mail Service Provider (ESP). Not all ESPs are the same. Simply put, deliverability means the likelihood of your emails reaching your subscribers’ inboxes. This is one of the reasons you choose to work with an ESP. We are focused on achieving the highest possible… Read More »Rest Assured, Your Emails are Getting to the Inbox

A Nu You: Employment and Finding a Career – Blog

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Hello and welcome to A Nu You: Maximizing Life with a Disability! Today’s topic is employment and career search. Yes, you can have a disability and be employed. Yes, you can have a disability and a rewarding career. Yes, you can have a disability and earn a good salary, get medical benefits, have a 401k pension plan, and anything a person without a disability can acquire when they find a job. You might be wondering how the hell you can do this. By asking this real question, more than likely you… Read More »A Nu You: Employment and Finding a Career – Blog

A Nu You: Sports and Recreation – Blog

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Hello and welcome to A Nu You: Maximizing Life with a Disability! Today’s topic is sport and recreation! If you are like me and sport was such a part of your life before you acquired your disability, then wheelchair sports can be just as engaging and rewarding. However, if you are someone who has never played sports before acquiring your disability or who has lived with a disability all of their life and has never played sports, that is great too! As we always discuss here at A Nu You, it… Read More »A Nu You: Sports and Recreation – Blog

Tips Our Team Learned the Hard Way While Working Remotely

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Finding your ideal work from home job is not as easy as you might think. When pajamas take the place of casual business, the fridge is just steps away and Netflix marathons are broadcast on TV – working remotely from home can feel like a dream come true. Shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders have changed the work cultures of many offices, large and small. For some, remote work is the ideal setting for maximum efficiency. But for the majority of those who have moved on to makeshift home offices, you probably find… Read More »Tips Our Team Learned the Hard Way While Working Remotely

A Nu You: Sex – Blog

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Hello and welcome to A Nu You: Maximizing Life with a Disability! Today’s topic is sex. Yeah, I didn’t just say it but we’re going to talk about it because we’re talking about anything and everything, because anything and everything is possible! First of all, please do whatever it takes to become comfortable with this topic. It can be as limiting or as liberating as you want. Just saying the word “sex” will determine your level of comfort with the subject. Just recently I gave a presentation at a conference on… Read More »A Nu You: Sex – Blog

A Nu You: Parenting with a Disability – Blog

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Hello and welcome to A Nu You: Maximizing Life with a Disability! The topic today is parenting with a disability. Can I even be a parent? How to physically raise a child? Where will I find the time to manage my disability and take care of a child? The answer to all these questions if YES, you can! First, like any non-disabled person, there is no certainty, no guarantee that one will be able to have his own biological child. However, if you can’t, there are a lot of kids in… Read More »A Nu You: Parenting with a Disability – Blog

7 Steps to Curriculum Planning in Physical Education [Interactive] – Gopher PE Blog

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY [0:02] The origin story of an effective and quality physical education program begins in part with a well thought out and planned program based on the needs and wants of students. It is essential to provide our students with the best possible learning environment. [0:47] Welcome back to school everyone. My name is Collin Brooks and I am an Assistant Professor at the University of West Georgia. As a former physical educator and mentor of future physical educators, I know how difficult it can be to create effective learning experiences for… Read More »7 Steps to Curriculum Planning in Physical Education [Interactive] – Gopher PE Blog

A Nu You: Living with Passion and Purpose – Blog

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Hello and welcome to A Nu You: Maximizing Life with a Disability! The topic today is to live with passion and determination. Yes, there is always passion and purpose to be accomplished while living with a disability. Sometimes it’s the same passion and goal you had before you acquired your disability, but sometimes that changes, and that’s good too. When we are passionate about something, we want to do it as often as possible. We lose track of time. Sometimes nothing else seems to matter. There are times in our life… Read More »A Nu You: Living with Passion and Purpose – Blog

A Nu You: Quality of Life vs Cure – Blog

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Hello and welcome to A Nu You: Maximizing Life with a Disability! Today’s topic is quality of life versus healing. This is one of the hottest topics when it comes to disability and if you are living with a disability, not only should you be thinking about it, but you should be living it. Just so that everyone understands this debate, “quality of life” is how you live your life with a disability and “healing” is about removing the disability from your life. While we would probably make all of our… Read More »A Nu You: Quality of Life vs Cure – Blog

A Nu You: Finding Balance – Blog

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Hello and welcome to A Nu You: Maximizing Life with a Disability! The topic today is to find the balance. In these extreme times of life, it is more imperative than ever to find a balance in your life, with everything. Please take a moment to look at your life here right now and see if you are doing anything excessive. If so, is it working for you? One of those areas that many of you have expressed to me is your desire to reduce the time you spend on your… Read More »A Nu You: Finding Balance – Blog

NCART Advocates for Those with Disabilities

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY This post is part of the series 14 Questions, featuring interviews with disability advocates regarding their work and insights into the Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) industry. In our latest post, Numotion Director of Advocacy Strategy, Justin Richardson interviews Don Clayback, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART). Richardson: You’ve been the Executive Director of the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) since 2009. Tell us about the organization. Why was it formed and what are its goals? Clayback: NCART’s mission is to protect and promote access… Read More »NCART Advocates for Those with Disabilities