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Welcome to our Spinal Cord Injury Community! Meet Aaron Baker, Shield HealthCare’s Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist and recovering C4-5-6 complete quadriplegic. Aaron is also an athlete, ambassador, entrepreneur and father. Here you can find accurate and motivational information about acute and post-acute recovery, health and ongoing management of a Spinal Cord Injury. We hope you join us and explore our library of helpful resources. The possibilities are endless!

In a moment, your life changes. We’re here to support you through the many difficult moments in the recovery, rehabilitation, and rebuilding of your life. Explore Aaron’s many articles on learning to eat, walk, and move your body, pushing through limitations with the power of your mind.

Whether you’ve been living with your injury weeks, years, or even decades, there’s always something new to learn. From pain management and spastic bowels to sleeping, parenting, and accessible travel tips, there’s information for everyone living with permanent injury. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Ask Aaron!

From interviews to how-to’s, some things are best explained in person. Watch these videos for great tips from Aaron and other injury survivors. Are you looking to travel? Explore our Mobility in the City series, and see what accessible activities cities have to offer across the U.S.!

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SCI Can Happen To Anyone At Anytime

Any One Of Us Any One Of Us is a documentary film that illustrates how quickly life can change. The...

Aaron Baker

Learning in a YouTube World

I started a YouTube Channel in 2010 and joined the Shield Healthcare family in 2016. Soon we saw the need to showcase how accessibility really looked...

Aaron Baker

Sleeping With A Spinal Cord Injury

Quality Sleep Can Be Elusive With a Spinal Cord Injury Waking refreshed in the morning has been a...

Aaron Baker

Toy Diversity: Inclusive Youth

How Toys Can Reflect Diversity & The Differently Abled Growing up, my favorite toys were always...

Aaron Baker

Pain Management: Massage Matters

Bodywork Can Make a Difference For SCI Throughout the years I have explored many methods for...

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Twelve Authors with a Spinal Cord Injury

September is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, and to highlight all of the different stories out...

Aaron Baker

Pressure Sores Are Not to Be Taken Lightly

Definition: Pressure injuries (also known as decubitus ulcers, pressure sores or bedsores) are...

Aaron Baker

Getting Competitive: Sports & Spinal Cord Injury

Sustaining a spinal cord injury as a young, professional athlete took my identity away from me. My...

Aaron Baker
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What Does it Mean to be Radically Included?

Amidst our nation’s aging infrastructure and antiquated stigmas, there seems to be a...

Aaron Baker

Parenting With A Spinal Cord Injury

Learning To Roll With It I have said it before, but the fact still holds true, my spinal cord injury...

Aaron Baker
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I have c6 injury and I have lots of spasm in my whole body. What can you suggest to help?
I have found that consistent stretching, light exercise, plenty of water, quality food and rest all affect my spasticity.