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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.!

hyperbaric oxygen therapy for individuals with spinal cord injury

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

“Is that a space pod… In your office kitchen?” “Where’s Aaron?” “He’s in the kitchen...

Aaron Baker
Aaron Baker Triumph Over Injury

2 Athletes Triumph Over Injury, Aiming To Find A Cure

This weekend Aaron Baker was at it, just like he always is, almost 24/7. During a stop at the Open...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness

National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month: Shining a Light on Empowerment and Progress Every...

Paige Oyaga
Fuel Service App for Drivers with Disabilities

Fuel Service App for Drivers with Disabilities

Full Service In The Palm Of Your Hand Driving solo on a long road trip, the gas tank light comes on,...

Aaron Baker
self-advocacy in medical care

Self-Advocacy in Medical Care

Your Body, Your Voice, Your Choice! Prior to my injury, when faced with a broken bone or infection,...

Aaron Baker
difference between xray, mri and ct scan

X-Rays, MRI Scans and CT Scans: What’s the Difference?

Finding Answers in an X-Ray, MRI or CT Scan (CAT Scan) Picture this (literally) – You are...

Aaron Baker

Adaptive Race Car Driving

Overcoming Challenges in the Fast Lane In the world of motorsports, the pursuit of speed, precision,...

Aaron Baker
service animals for spinal cord injury. White german shepherd service dog laying down next to man in electric wheelchair.

Service Animals for Spinal Cord Injury

Service Animals: Enhancing Independence and Quality of Life As we know, living with a spinal cord...

Aaron Baker
gut microbiome and the gut-brain axis. A hand-drawn illustration of microbiome in the gut.

Gut Microbiome: The Connection Between Your Guts and Your Brain

The gut microbiome refers to the community of microorganisms that live in the human digestive tract....

Aaron Baker
biohacking techniques for improving health with spinal cord injury

Biohacking: New Age Wellness with a Spinal Cord Injury

When I owned a gym, I met new clients with varying conditions every day, but they all had one...

Aaron Baker