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Videos

Interviews

12-18-2019

Jason tells his story about living with a high (C4) spinal cord injury

 

Ryan tells his story about his spinal cord injury

 

Terry Thorndale and her SCI story

Cane and Walker Use

12-18-2019

Cane Use

Using a Straight Cane

 

Using a Quad Cane

 

Fitting a Cane

 

Standing and Walking with a Cane

 

Going Up and Down Stairs Using a Cane

 

Going Up and Down a Curb Using a Cane

 

Getting Into and Out of a Vehicle With a Cane

 


Walker Use

Using a Standard Walker

 

Using a Rolling Walker

 

Using a Rollator

 

Standing to Sitting With a Walker

 

Sitting to Standing With a Walker

 

Walking and Turning With a Walker

 

Going Up Stairs With a Walker

 

Going Down Stairs With a Walker

 

Going Up and Down Curbs With a Walker

 

Getting In and Out of Vehicles With a Walker

 

Fitting a Walker

Vehicle/Equipment Transfers

12-18-2019

Vehicle Transfers

Wheelchair To and From Car Transfer Example

 

Wheelchair to Crew Cab Pickup Truck Transfer Example

 


Equipment Transfers

Wheelchair To and From Cart Transfer Example

 

Wheelchair To and From Lawnmower Transfer Example

 

Wheelchair To and From Skid Loader Transfer Example

 

Wheelchair To and From Tractor Transfer Example

 

Wheelchair to Boat Transfer Example

 

General Transfers

12-6-2018

Independent Transfers

Wheelchair to Couch Unassisted Transfer Instructions


Minimum Assist Transfers

Donning a Gait Belt

 

Wheelchair to Bed Transfer

 

Bed to Wheelchair Transfer

 

Wheelchair to Toilet Transfer

 

Wheelchair to Shower Transfer

 

Shower to Wheelchair Transfer


Moderate Assist Transfers:

Sit to Stand Using Gait Belt

 

Wheelchair to Shower Transfer

 

Shower to Wheelchair Transfer

 

Sitting to Side-lying Transfer

 

Side-lying to Sitting Transfer

 


Dependent Transfers

Wheelchair to Even Surface Transfer Instructions

Stroke Video Library

12-6-2018

Welcome to the KARRN Stroke Library
There are multiple aspects of daily life that are affected when you or a loved one has a stroke. Please click on the links below to learn more about areas of concern for you.

General problems after stroke
General after care
Prevention
Falls
Transfers
Moving in bed

Alter Ur Ego Video

3-1-2018

Our KARRN member and fashion designer Heidi McKenzie was the opening speaker at the (dis)ABLED BEAUTY exhibit. Congrats, and great interview about your Alter Ur Ego company, Heidi! Click below to view!

Health Partners group in Boone County

7-12-2017

The Health and Wellness Initiative team at UK’s Human Development Institute is excited to announce that we are now offering a FREE Health Partners group in Boone County in Northern Kentucky! Please disseminate this information and flyer (by email, Facebook, social media, newsletters, etc.) to any of your contacts in the area who might be interested in participating in this program or who may be able to disseminate this information to others. As a reminder, this is a free holistic health program for adults aged 16+ with a disability and a health partner of their choice such as a family member, caregiver, or other support person. For more information, watch this video

Location: Boone Co Cooperative Extension Office, 6028 Camp Ernst Rd. Burlington, KY 41005
Dates: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Sept 5 with 6 monthly follow-up meetings after initial programming
Time: 2:00-4:00pm OR 5:30-7:30pm (Choose which group works best)

Deadline to enroll is July 31. Please do not hesitate to contact HDI with questions or send participants their way. Thank you for your help in spreading the word!

The Cure Map Documentary Visits Lexington

5-4-2017

KARRN members Sasha Rabchevsky (plus his students and post-docs in his lab) and Jason Jones (plus his family) recently participated in interviews for The Cure Map’s project. Lexington was its 18th stop. In the filmmakers’ own words, “Over the next year, two women, a dog named Milo, and a lineup of friends and collaborators will be traveling around the country. So here we are, beginning our efforts to make a difference. To educate the world about current Spinal Cord Injury research; why it always seems so close yet so far away, and to inspire faith in its future. To share the many stories of people affected by paralysis … we are wildly determined and maybe a little crazy. So if we can help find a cure for paralysis in any way by making this film, then we will have accomplished what we set out to do.”

KARRN members receive Reach Awards to attend No Barriers USA

5-4-2017

Congrats to Heidi McKenzie and Brandy Brock, who have received scholarships to attend the 2017 No Barriers Summit in North Tahoe, CA! This organization encourages people of all abilities and with all types of challenges to push past their boundaries and see what they are capable of achieving. Erik Weihenmayer, its founder, has a personal foundation called the “Reach Foundation.” The Reach Award acknowledges individuals who have broken through personal barriers in order to elevate their family, their community and the world. Summit activities include Adventure, Sports and Recreation; Arts & Culture; and Educational Sessions. KARRN member Sasha Rabchevsky has been attending for years. Have fun, everyone!''

Archived KARRN presentation

2-28-2017

Beth Hunter and Pat Kitzman were guest speakers recently in UK’s Human Development Institute‘s Seminar Series. They spoke about KARRN’s history and its many projects that have developed. View here:

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