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The Story of My Leg – ExoSym Carbon Fiber Leg Braces

Usually when I walked, I would lift one leg and collapse into the knee, then do the same with the other, over and over. Thanks to the support of the braces, I got a sense of what it was like to move with an actual heel-to-toe rollover motion. I looked up at Ryan. “Fuck, man,” I said. “Let’s do it!” I headed back to Los Angeles, where my daydreams, for once, had a happy ending.

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Prenatal Stem Cell Treatment Improves Mobility Issues Caused by Spina Bifida

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – The lower-limb paralysis associated with spina bifida may be effectively treated before birth by combining a unique stem cell therapy with surgery, new research from UC Davis Health System has found. Diana Farmer (front), a pioneer in fetal surgery, and her research team are testing placental stem cells as a treatment for the paralysis associated with spina

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Stem Cell Grants for Spina Bifida and Diabetic Wound Treatments

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – The state stem cell agency, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), awarded a pair of grants totaling more than $7 million to UC Davis School of Medicine researchers who are working to develop stem cell therapies for spina bifida and chronic diabetic wounds. The funding is part of what the agency considers “the most promising” research leading up

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New AFOs

Just wanted to share pics of C’s new afos. They are cut well before the toe and have much less plastic around the foot to allow for more natural movement/allow her to feel the connection between toes, ankles, knees, etc. The backs are very rigid. She has only had them one day and we are going back to make a

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New Adult Story – Angela Dockter

We are excited to announce that we have a new profile in the Adult Stories section.  What makes this story special is that you will also find Angela listed on our Physicians & Therapists page as well. Angela Dockter is a healthy 44-year old Holistic Healthcare Practitioner who was born with myelomeningocele L3-S1 and attributes her unassisted mobility to the

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