spinal-cord injury

another week in Paradise day 2 .2: upper limb group

AWP day 2.2: occupational therapy with the upper limb group – people with problems using their arms and hands. The tall bloke in the pink is Sid, and a nicer fellow you never did meet. He and his wife Mary are sparks of laughter in the context of a grim hospital. He has what is called Central core syndrome. He does have a broken back, but while his legs work well his upper body – his shoulders and arms – have limited function. Broke his back while skiing, so at least he went out with style

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Shane is an ethicist and theologian, Honorary Associate for the Centre of Disability Research and Policy, the University of Sydney, and Assistant Director, Policy, at the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation against People with Disability. Shane is proudly disabled, and an occasional blogger on

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