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Why Ezzy Access pants?

Women that find themselves having to catheterize when confined to a wheelchair have few choices when it comes to being able to catheterize outside of the home. They find themselves pressured into choosing the invasive mitrafanoff surgical procedure to reconstruct their bladder to catheterize through a stoma in the stomach. This procedure can have a lot of complications and has a 32% reoperation rate (Veeratterapillay 2013).  This operation seems to be the only way out of the house and back into society and work. Very few places will have a mat or bed they can transfer to so they can relieve themselves. Then after the surgery they have to deal with more complications from the surgery which can be, bacterial infections, stomal stenosis or persistent leakage, and Bladder stones (Séguier-Lipszyc  2001) to mention a few.  These Ezzy access pants will give women more options before deciding on the surgery. Even if they decide to get the surgery- they may want to use the pants still because it will be easier to deal with the menstrual cycle. Using the pants eliminates the pressure to get the surgery just to be able to leave the house. This is also a game changer for Occupational therapist when it comes to training women how to catheterize in a toilet.   No more torturous session of taking the pants on and off. They no longer need to worry about being able to struggle with pants on and off 3-5 times a day. Having ezzy access pants liberates women to go back to work and find stability sooner after a traumatic accident. These pants also address the uncomfortable para-belly that happens after a SCI, which supports self-esteem and personal image which is a huge struggle with a SCI.

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Citations

  1. 1.(Veeratterapillay 2013)  Reconstructing the lower urinary tract: The mitrofanoff principle, Indian Journal or urology, 2013 Oct-Dec, 29(4): 316-321. Rajan Veeratterapillay, Helen Morton, Asdrew C. Thorpe and Chris Harding.
  2. (Séguier-Lipszyc 2001) The Mirtofanoff procedure: 20 years later. Journal of urology. 2001 Jun, 165(6 Pt 2): 2394-8. Liard A1, Séguier-Lipszyc E, Mathiot A, Mitrofanoff P

Rehabilitation centers- I was very blessed to be able to attend Shirley Ryan Ability lab for 3 months after my accident- they are the best in the world. My family had to fight for this because my BCBS HMO did not want to pay for SRALab- I was incapacitated by the accident to be able to fight for myself so I was very blessed to have family members researching and fighting for the best for me. This while really help you get on the right path if you get into a great rehab facility. Try to get the best you can in your area.

https://www.independenceonwheels.com/Newsletter#4

Bowel support
Bladder support
https://www.independenceonwheels.com/Newsletter – explaination of bladder in SCI
Botox https://continence.org.au/news.php/511/bladder-botox-a-life-changing-treatment
Bedsores
How to prevent. I have been very lucky and have never experienced a bed sore. I did burn my butt once and it took a year for it to heal so I can imagine how difficult this situation can be. I get out of my chair a lot and make sure I don’t sit on hard surfaces for long periods of time. For example if I’m driving for a few hours than I make sure I’m sitting on my wheelchair cushion. My spasms get bad and super reactive if I’ve been sitting too long or in the same position. I also get out of my chair and stretch at least 2 times per day to ensure circulation and pressure breaks. Here’s a video to my stretching https://youtu.be/jtitY4DfNQY . Here is also a support for preventing bed sores.

https://facingdisability.com/preventing-bedsores-and-pressure-ulcers

Driving
Chicago Accessibility

  • Paratransit
  • CTA

Personal SCI interviews
https://facingdisability.com/spinal-cord-injury-videos

It takes a village- Therapies
Therapies- support network United States

Healing simple- cranial sacral work
Universal health Institute – chiropractic and massage

  • https://www.uhichicago.com/?r_done=1

Thoma DC Lincoln Park

  • https://thomadc.janeapp.com/

Integrative therapy Naprapathy- pain management

  • https://www.naprapathyinc.com/contact

Nam Bac Hang- acupuncture, cupping etc

  • https://acuhealcenter.com/

Next Steps- Physical therapy

  • http://www.nextstepschicago.org/

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab

  • http://www.nextstepschicago.org/

Therapies- Support networks India

Vardan- Physiotherapy

  • https://www.vardan.in/

Ochre Tree- Pranic Healing

  • https://www.theochretree.com/

Manta Shanti Devi- Delhi Healer

  • http://matashantidevisewa.com/

Ayushya Ayurvedic Panchakarma Centres

  • http://ayushya.com/index

The Chinese Needle- Accupuncture

  • http://www.thechineseneedle.com/

Durable Medical Equipment Supports

Numotions- Wheelchair maintenance

  • https://www.numotion.com/

Restorative therapies- Functional electrical stimulation bike FES RT300

  • https://www.restorative-therapies.com/

Wheel88.com- Standing chair

  • https://www.wheelchair88.com/about-us/

AxioBionics, LLC

  • https://www.axiobionics.com/muscletherapy/

Freedom Motors- Adaptable cars- SUV

Exercise athletic links: Chicago

Dare2tri- Free triathalon training

  • http://www.dare2tri.org/kids-paratriathlon-training-camp

Dive Heart

  • http://www.diveheart.org/

Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Fitness center