New Equipment for a New Year!
Pushing Boundaries has been chosen by Bioness to participate in the Bioness Technology Access Program.
As a part of the program, Bioness is loaning PB a full L300Go Unit for our clients to experience and use in their Exercise Therapy!
Our therapists will navigate the option with appropriate clients once the system is onsite. The video below is especially fun; it shows three people using the equipment for the first time. We're very grateful for the opportunity to utilize such a beneficial tool.
Have you checked out our Resource Center?
The Pushing Boundaries Online Resource Center is filled with helpful information for the Neuro-Movement Community.
Looking to add a ramp? There's a link for that. Want to research adaptable vehicles? There's a link for that. Support Groups? You bet. Research? Oodles of information.
It's Black History Month!
In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, we’re highlighting Bradley Lomax, a key figure in the #DisabilityRights Movement of the 1970s.
Mr. Lomax was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 18. By 1977 he had been reliant on a wheelchair for many years and was frustrated with the mass transit system in his home of Oakland, California. He gained prominence when his participation in the 504 Sit-In (a month-long peaceful demonstration working to get the government to complete Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) prompted the Black Panthers to step up and provide food for the demonstrators.
Mr. Lomax eventually traveled to Washington DC, where he helped to finally force the completion of the Section 504 regulations on April 28, 1977. He and his co-protesters helped ensure that regulations on the books for 4 years could actually be enforced. Many of these regulations laid the groundwork for the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Lomax continued his advocacy in both the Disability and Black American communities until his death from MS complications in 1984.
Image Credit: Glenn Lomax
You can learn more about Bradley Lomax from the Lead On Network.
We have Two New Board Members!
welcoming two new members to our Board of Directors! This month we'll introduce you to John Sungar Foster; next month we'll share more about Crystal Ju.
John Foster is a patient advocate working in healthcare as a Registered Nurse and Respiratory Therapist. His career has led him to work with critically ill patients in adult and neonatal Intensive Care Units, with patients requiring cardiac catheterization during heart attacks, and with patients requiring procedures for multiple types of cancer care and treatments. Spanning more than two decades of service, John is expanding his contribution to the community by working with Pushing Boundaries to support the organization and be a proponent for its clients.
Save the Date
March is PB's Birthday month and this year we can get a driver's license!
Keep your eyes peeled for special messages and fun throughout the month of March- we'll be celebrating via email and on all of our social media.