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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.!

Where to Find Adaptive Mountain Bikes

Where to Find Adaptive Mountain Bikes

The Latest Off-Road Cycling Equipment For many years I longed to return to the winding trails and...

Aaron Baker
workout recovery tips with spinal cord injury

Post-Workout Recovery Tips

A Routine Is More Important Than You Think So, you have finished your workout… breathe heavily…...

Aaron Baker

Support Groups For Spinal Cord Injury

When You Need Group Support In full transparency, I’ll admit, early in my recovery I was not at...

Aaron Baker

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act

An Overview Of Our Civil Rights A few years ago I visited the San Francisco Bay area and Berkley,...

Aaron Baker
Aaron Baker on Tamron Hall

Aaron Baker on Tamron Hall

Small Steps, Big Changes Almost 25 years ago, Shield HealthCare’s Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle...

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Top Articles for Nutritional Guidance

Nutrition Guidance For A Higher Quality Of Life Did you know that Shield Healthcare has an entire...

Aaron Baker
adaptive winter sports

Adaptive Winter Sports

The Mountains Are Calling I spent many years sitting at the bottom of mountains, staring up at the...

Aaron Baker
aaron baker morning routine

Living with SCI: Morning Routine

PART 1: Mornings As we move into 2023, I look to the past to see what worked, what did not work,...

Aaron Baker

Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Trial Finder

A Website To Match SCI Patients With Clinical Trials For the past eight years I have been intimately...

Aaron Baker

Top 12 Films About a Spinal Cord Injury

About Spinal Cord Injury I recently wrote a blog detailing the Red Bull Films Documentary “Any One...

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.