homepageTips and tricks from people with spinal cord injuries (SCI).
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Looking after ones health: Preventing/treating muscle tensions

15 tips and ideas 
User lying on side in bed with wedge cushionAdapted wedge cushion for comfortable position on side in bed
- suitable for people with disabilities
Bath lift in tubAquatec bath lift
- makes it possible to take a relaxing bath – suitable for people with disabilities
User with heating pad on lapHeating pad for microwave oven
Heating pad – a good assistive device for people who freeze easily
Liniment LinexLiniment Linex
A liniment that helps against muscle pain
Massage device - handle with moving rollersMassage device
For massages, to increase circulation and warm the body
Massage rollerMassage roller with flexible joints
Massager that reduces muscle tension in the body
MassagerMassage rollers in various designs
Massage rollers help relieve muscle tension
Different models of massagersMassager
Used to treat tight muscles and as sex aid – suitable for persons with spinal cord injury
Move with lift and neck roll (person in the picture is not the user)Neck roll cushion
The neck roll supports and helps to relax the neck during moves - suitable for persons with extensive disabilities who use a personal lift
User lying on side in bed with kinesthetic rollPositioning cushion that can support the entire body
– provides firm support and reduces shoulder pain
User with pronation rodPronation aid
- a simple assistive device to hold the hand with the palm facing downwards (pronated)
Picture by Richard Levi, Spinalis Handbook, 1999Reduce muscle pain in arms using techniques such as voice control of computer
A variety of techniques help the user to keep pain manageable
User in standing wheelchair at deskStanding wheelchair in workplace
A standing wheelchair makes it possible for the user to be independent in his workplace
User with her laptop. Forearms resting on support cushionSupport cushion
A practical cushion that makes it easier to achieve a better, more relaxed body position - suitable for people with reduced trunk balance
User in bathtubWatch TV from bathtub
Being able to watch TV while lying in the bathtub is relaxing and distracts from pain