September: Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage to the spinal cord resulting in a change in normal motor, sensory, or autonomic function. Frequent causes of spinal cord injuries are trauma (car accident, gunshot, falls, etc.) or disease (polio, spina bifida, Friedreich’s ataxia, etc.). A spinal cord injury is defined by the neurological level, as well as severity, and determines where the function is lost.
Project Walk Houston understands every injury is unique. However, an injury does not define who you are. We work with you to build a comprehensive program especially for you.
Exercise can help improve respiration, muscle strength, circulation, body composition, self-esteem, self-confidence, depression, anxiety, and independence. It can also help prevent secondary complications (such as urinary tract infections, pressure ulcers, respiratory infections, etc.), reduce the risk for diabetes, improve immune system function, and reduce constipation.
Moving forward is key, and we want to be there with you every step of the way!