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39 Pounds of Love Documentary Review
The Documentary 39 Pounds of Love provides viewers a rare glimpse at a life well lived despite severe disability. This documentary follows the cross-country travels of Ami Ankilewitz, a 34 year old man with a rare form of the neuromuscular disease SMA/2 (spinal muscular atrophy).
Book Review of Peripheral Neuropathy
What do numbness in the feet, shooting pain in the hands, difficulty with balance and coordination when walking, loss of muscle strength, and loss of bladder control all have in common? Each of these varied problems can be symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, as explained in the book Peripheral Neuropathy: When the Numbness, Weakness, and Pain Won’t Stop by Norman Latov.
Classical Stretch Workout Review
Wondering how I could I get a good workout with non-impact exercise, I found one of my favorite options on public television – a 30-minute exercise program called Classical Stretch.
Coping with Chronic Neuropathy DVD Review
In the DVD Coping with Chronic Neuropathy, Eugene Richardson brings uncommon understanding of neuropathy from his perspective as a long-term neuropathy patient, professional counselor, and patient advocate. He also displays humor and hope while covering this difficult topic.
Discover T’ai Chi for Back Care DVD Review
Overall, I would highly recommend this video, Scott Cole: Discover T’ai Chi for Back Care for learning a T’ai Chi practice that focuses on stretching and strengthening the back, improving balance, and gentle overall body exercise.
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Product Review
Read a review of Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium Version 11, a voice recognition software program.
Easy Yoga for Arthritis DVD Review
While not specific to neuromuscular disease, the modifications and detailed instructions given in the exercise DVD Easy Yoga for Arthritis with Peggy Cappy: Yoga for the Rest of Us will make the yoga exercises demonstrated appropriate for many individuals with neuromuscular disease.
Extraordinary Measures Movie Review
What would a parent do to save the lives of their children? What would you do in order to save the life of your child? In this movie, which was “inspired by a true story,” we see the Extraordinary Measures that two parents, John and Aileen Crowley (played by Brendan Fraser and Keri Russell), go to save their children’s lives.
Read this review of the Abilities Expo.
The Abilities Expo brought together a wide variety of organizations and vendors with one common goal. Each serves those of us with some form of physical challenge.
Suzanne Andrews Functional Fitness DVDs Review
The Functional Fitness DVD series, created by occupational therapist Suzanne Andrews, provides a series of videos aimed at increasing functional fitness for those experiencing health issues. For purposes of this review, her Arthritis and Pain Free Back & Neck DVDs were sampled.
The Upside of Down Times Book Review
Last week, I found something to be grateful for when a copy of The Upside of Down Times by Lisa Ryan arrived unexpectedly in the mail. Eagerly, I devoured this book in less than a day, and renewed my commitment to keeping a gratitude journal, and to showing my gratitude to others.
Tuesdays with Morrie Book Review Neuromuscular Diseases Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Neuromuscular Diseases Site Map
While the book Tuesdays with Morrie: an old man, a young man, and life’s greatest lesson, by Mitch Albom, tells the true story of Morrie’s Schwartz’s illness and death, this book teaches as much about life and living well as it does about dying with dignity.
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