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Is Fibromyalgia A Disability? Social Security, Long-Term Disability, And More

Living with fibromyalgia can make every day a challenge. Chronic pain and severe exhaustion are the two most common symptoms. However, people who suffer from the condition often experience other symptoms, like depression, headaches, memory loss, sleep disturbances, irritable bowel syndrome, and more. These can make it very difficult to [...]

By | 2019-03-25T14:29:00-07:00 April 1st, 2019|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Is Fibromyalgia A Disability? Social Security, Long-Term Disability, And More

Is Chronic Pain A Disability? And Other FAQs

Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for three months or more, beyond the expected range of recovery for a specific illness or injury. A 2015 National Institutes of Health study reported that 11% percent of people in the U.S. (more than 25 million) experienced pain every day for [...]

By | 2018-05-23T13:34:53-07:00 May 30th, 2018|Tags: , |Comments Off on Is Chronic Pain A Disability? And Other FAQs

Smart Walkers And Alert Devices?

When we think of technology, we often think of younger generations with their complicated and ever-changing devices. Smart phones, smart watches, smart cars: the smart revolution seems to have missed adults over 60. Or has it? Smart walkers and smart alert devices are being developed to help older adults maintain [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:22:53-07:00 February 9th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Smart Walkers And Alert Devices?

Building Your Pinterest Fitness Board

Pinterest is an endless source of information and ideas on any and all topics. If you’re planning to focus a bit more on fitness in 2015, Pinterest can also be a great source for all things exercise-related. If you’re new to Pinterest, you’ll have to go through the quick, free [...]

By | 2017-01-30T13:49:49-07:00 January 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Building Your Pinterest Fitness Board

Exercising With A Disability

Exercising with a disability may seem impossible, especially if it is a result of a recent accident and the idea of adjusting to a new reality has not yet set in. The newly-disabled person might be focused on all of the things he or she cannot do, but the fact [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:24:41-07:00 January 13th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Exercising With A Disability

How Can I Get Reasonable Accommodations For Chronic Pain?

Working with chronic pain can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be impossible. As a chronic pain patient, you are entitled to certain reasonable accommodations depending on your disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and subsequent amendments in 2008 (ADAA). What is a disability? Under the ADAA, the [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:35:02-07:00 September 6th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How Can I Get Reasonable Accommodations For Chronic Pain?

7 Positive Portrayals Of Disability In Pop Culture

“Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.” Martina Navratilova Tennis great Martina Navratilova had it right: disability is a matter of perception. The only problem is, what if everything we see regarding people who have different abilities is negative? [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:35:14-07:00 September 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 7 Positive Portrayals Of Disability In Pop Culture

Get Outside On Founder’s Day For The National Park Service

August 25, 2015 is a very special birthday in the U.S: it’s Founder’s Day, the 99th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service. In 1916, the United States became the first country in the world to set aside land to celebrate and commemorate majestic landscapes and significant people [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:36:13-07:00 August 25th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Get Outside On Founder’s Day For The National Park Service

Get A Move On: Exercise For Those With Limited Mobility

Get a move on. We have all heard this phrase but what does it really mean? For people in chronic pain, sometimes just moving is a battle in itself. There are several things you can do to help with your mobility, we will discuss ways to get you moving throughout [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:42:14-07:00 May 4th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Get A Move On: Exercise For Those With Limited Mobility

Observing The International Day of Persons With Disabilities

Over one billion people in the world live with a disability. Some of these disabilities are visible, but others are hidden. The United Nations has designated December 3, 2014 as International Day of Persons With Disabilities. This year’s theme is “Break Barriers, Open Doors: For An Inclusive Society And Development [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:47:41-07:00 December 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Observing The International Day of Persons With Disabilities

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