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The interFACE Lab

The interFACE Lab The Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion (InterFACE) Center is a natural observation laboratory designed to research emotional and behavioral deficits in people with neurological,… Read More

TrackTBI

TrackTBI Investigator: Richard Rodgers, MD TRACK-TBI:  The multicenter Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) study aims to improve success of clinical trial design through the collection and analysis of… Read More

Training to Reconnect with emotional awareness therapy

Training to Reconnect with emotional awareness therapy (TREAT) Investigators: Dawn Neumann, Flora Hammond The purpose of this study is to teach participants with traumatic brain injury to develop better emotional… Read More

Avanir Study

Avanir Study Sheryl Katta-Charles MD, Principal Investigator A Phase 2, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability or AVP-786 (deudextromethorphan hydrobromide [d6-DM]/quinidine sulfate [Q]) for… Read More

Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Long-Term, Prospective, Non-Interventional Study Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries and Their Trained Companions Recently Initiated with the ReWalk™ Personal Device. Flora Hammond, MD (PI), funded… Read More

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Racing December 15th, 2011

Wheelchair racing is one of the oldest most distinguished wheelchair sports. Wheelchair racing can be anything from your typical track events, 5K/10K road races, mini marathons, marathons and triathlons. Marathon Racing is a competitive sport facilitated by RHI that is excellent for enhancing physical fitness, increasing social networks, and decreasing feelings of isolation.

Racing chairs are designed to be lightweight with precise dimensions for the most absolute aerodynamic design. Positioning of the body in the chair heavily depends on the level of injury and type of disability. Kneeling positions are optimal but generally only suited for those who have greater core strength and flexibility. However, leaving your feet forward resting them on a strap can work for almost anyone on the track.