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Life After Paralysis with Tiffiny Carlson

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SPINALpedia's podcast, Life After Paralysis with Tiffiny Carlson, is the official podcast of SPINALpedia.com, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people with spinal cord injuries. Hosted by Tiffiny Carlson, a C6 quadriplegic of over 25 years and the executive director of SPINALpedia, she interviews gue… read more

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Ep 29: Working After a Spinal Cord Injury Pt. II

October 29th, 2020

38:56

In Episode 29, Pt. II of Working After a Spinal Cord Injury,  we chat with Alex, a C4 quadriplegic from Miami injured in 2018, who still works as a real estate agent, and then we speak with Kenneth, a C5 quadriplegic …

Ep 29: Working After a Spinal Cord Injury Pt. I

October 28th, 2020

43:47

In Episode 29 and for October Disability Employment Awareness Month, we chat with César, a C4 quadriplegic from Tijuana, Mexico, who has his own online business, and we speak with Derek, a C5-6 quadriplegic from …

Episode 28: Accessible Travel During COVID-19

September 11th, 2020

45:51

In Episode 28 of Life After Paralysis, we interview two paraplegics who've traveled during the COVID-19 pandemic, both traveling to the state of Florida. We first speak with Dick, a 60 something paraplegic injured for …

Episode 8: Keith Smith & His Epidural Stimulator Journey

July 31st, 2020

22:29

The spinal cord injury world has been eagerly awaiting some kind of viable treatment, and epidural simulation is finally providing that hope. Case in …

Episode 27: My Neck Is Broken, But My Brain is Just Fine

July 8th, 2020

1:27:38

In Episode 27, we chat with three people who share their amusing and sometimes frustrating stories of discrimination after becoming disabled. In many cases people just don't understand that our brains aren't affected as …

Episode 26: Quarantining with a Spinal Cord Injury Pt. II

June 1st, 2020

49:24

In Episode 26, we chat with two more people about quarantining and having a spinal cord injury. Our first guest is Noel Joyce, a paraplegic from Ireland, who is a industrial designer. He shares insight into the designs …

Episode 25: Quarantining with a Spinal Cord Injury Pt. 1

May 5th, 2020

53:05

In Episode 25 of Life After Paralysis, Tiffiny interviews two people with paralysis who have been quarantining at home since March. Her first guest …

Episode 24: Vent Life

March 31st, 2020

55:55

Episode 24: Vent Life

In episode 24, we talk to two people with quadriplegia who use a ventilator to breathe. We first speak with Drew Clayborn from …

Episode 23: Wheelchair Life Hacks

February 22nd, 2020

49:42

In episode 23, we uncover wheelchair life hacks your therapists forgot to tell you about. From the wonders a simple cone can do to prevent parking …

Episode 22: Adaptive Driving

January 29th, 2020

1:05:23

In episode 22, four people with paralysis share their stories about driving post-injury. They share the adaptive driving programs they use, their …

Episode 21: Overcoming Relationships Ending & Depression Post-Injury - A Chat with the Newly Injured Brandon

December 30th, 2019

34:05

In episode 21 and the first episode of 2020, Tiffiny is joined by Brandon, a father of 4 who's been injured for only one year following a motorcycle …

Episode 20: SPINALpedia Disability Employment Success Stories - Shawn Dean

December 4th, 2019

15:02

In October, we celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month, speaking to people with paralysis about their careers post-injury. In this interview, we chatted with Shawn Dean, a lawyer and C6 quadriplegic …

Episode 19: SPINALpedia Disability Employment Success Stories - Garrison Redd

December 4th, 2019

16:47

In October, we celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month, speaking to people with paralysis about their careers post-injury. In this interview, we chatted with Garrison Redd, a paraplegic from Brooklyn, …

Episode 18: SPINALpedia Disability Employment Success Stories - Brian Denny

December 4th, 2019

17:40

In October, we celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month, speaking to people with paralysis about their careers post-injury. In this interview, we chatted with Brian Denny, a high-level quadriplegic who …

Episode 17: SPINALpedia Disability Employment Success Stories - Cody Bowman

December 4th, 2019

18:39

In October, we celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month, speaking to people with paralysis about their careers post-injury. In this …

Episode 16: SPINALpedia Disability Employment Success Stories - Doug Maurer

December 4th, 2019

15:52

In October, we celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month, speaking to people with paralysis about their careers post-injury. In this interview, we chatted with Doug Maurer, a paraplegic of over 40 years …

Episode 15: SPINALpedia Disability Employment Success Stories - Dick Crumb

December 4th, 2019

17:48

In October, we celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month, speaking to people with paralysis about their careers post-injury. In this interview, we chatted with with Dick Crumb, a paraplegic of over 45 …

Episode 14: SPINALpedia Disability Employment Success Stories - Steve Laux

December 4th, 2019

16:07

In October, we celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month, speaking to people with paralysis about their careers post-injury. In this interview, we chatted with with Steve Laux, a medical engineer at …

Episode 13: SPINALpedia Disability Employment Success Stories - Joey Carlson

December 4th, 2019

14:24

In October, we celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month, speaking to people with paralysis about their careers post-injury. In this interview, we chatted with Joey Carlson, a former speed skater who …

Episode 12: Campaign: SPINALpedia Disability Employment Success Stories - Shannon Minnick

December 4th, 2019

16:10

In October, we celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month, speaking to people with paralysis about their careers post-injury. In this interview, we chatted with Shannon Minnick from Washington DC. She has …

Episode 11: SPINALpedia Disability Employment Success Stories - Bill Fertig

December 4th, 2019

24:35

In October, we celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month, speaking to people with paralysis about their careers post-injury. In this interview, we chatted with Bill Fertig, a longtime disability advocate …

Episode 10: SPINALpedia Disability Employment Success Stories - Kelly Morse

December 4th, 2019

16:39

In October, we celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month, speaking to people with paralysis about their careers post-injury. In this interview, we chatted with Kelly Morse who is an optometrist (eye …

Episode 9: SPINALpedia Disability Employment Success Stories - John Michaels

December 4th, 2019

25:22

In October, we celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month, speaking to people with paralysis about finding a career post-injury. In this interview, we chatted with the hardworking John Michaels, a C6 …

Episode 8: Healthy Eating and Weight Loss After SCI

November 29th, 2019

1:11:45

In episode #8, Tiffiny talks with two men with quadriplegia who've changed their diets to get healthy and lose weight after becoming paralyzed. She is joined by Brian Kasper from Minnesota who eats clean/Vegan and …

Episode 7: Online Dating with a Spinal Cord Injury

October 28th, 2019

1:08:56

In Episode #7 of Life After Paralysis, Tiffiny Carlson interviews two quadriplegics about the travails of online dating after their injuries. She interviews Rob Cella from Thunder Bay, Ontario and Brook McCall from …

Episode 6: Service Dogs for Quadriplegics

September 27th, 2019

1:21:18

Service dogs make the lives of thousands of people with spinal cord injuries safer, happier and healthier everyday. The joy a service animal can bring to your life is priceless, but for quadriplegics, even moreso. The …

Episode 5: Moving On After a Spinal Cord Injury

August 27th, 2019

1:38:51

Spinal cord injuries are considered one of the worst things that can happen to people, or so they say. What did you do when you found yourself with a spinal cord injury? How did you move on?  This is something many of …

Episode 4: Buying a Home After a Spinal Cord Injury

July 22nd, 2019

1:36:17

How do you find a home that's accessible or can easily be made accessible? Are their special home buying grants available? What about making your home accessible after the purchase? Tiffiny is joined by 4 guests for an …

Episode 3: Adaptive Camping

June 19th, 2019

43:55

Camping in a wheelchair can be some adventurous stuff.  What tents do people use? How and where do you sleep? Tiffiny chats with three avid campers with spinal cord injuries - Jason Thurston, Ty Hockett and Greg …

Episode 2: A Roundtable Discussion on Ableism

April 30th, 2019

55:31

A roundtable discussion on the topic of ableism, with three people with disabilities.

Episode 1: Current State of Spinal Cord Injury Research w/ Dr. Lyn Jakeman and Rob Wudlick

March 19th, 2019

31:22

This episode is about spinal cord injury research, with the two guests being a research doctor and a quadriplegic,

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