Most Common Cause of Spine Injuries

Spine injuries devastate people’s lives by taking away almost all of the freedom and independence which was taken for granted.  On this page we’re going to be looking at the most common cause of injuries to the spine. // // One study has shown that it’s vehicle accidents which account for 42% of the total [...] Read more »

Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

If you’re unlucky enough to live with an injury to your spinal cord then you’ll recognize that living with a serious disability such as paraplegia is a constant struggle. // // I was lucky enough to be only left unable to walk for two months, knowing I would recover.  But those two months were the [...] Read more »

Driver Rehabilitation for Spinal Injury Victims

Teaching spinal cord injury victims to start driving again (or to learn in the first place) can be a difficult uphill struggle with rehabilitation requiring the crossing of both physical and mental barriers. // // One thing which is important to remember is that the vast majority (purported to be around 42 percent) of accidents [...] Read more »

MPD Foot Control Left Foot Accelerator

The Left Foot Accelerator which is manufactured by Mobility Products and Design allows the gas pedal to be engaged by using the left foot instead of the right. // // The installation of a brand new pedal on the left side which is linked to the right acceleration pedal allows the left foot control of [...] Read more »

MPD Foot Control Advanced Accelerator and Brake Guard

The advanced pedal guard (model number 3573) is similar to the regular accelerator/gas and brake guard apart from it has greater clearance reducing the chances of accidental engagement. // // You’ll find a few key differences which makes this safer than the regular version.  The first is that instead of having a completely straight cover [...] Read more »

Learning to Drive with a Spine Injury

If you’re learning to drive with a spinal injury there are a few important things which you must have before you start learning. // // In this page I’ll briefly go over what you need before hand before going into what you’ll need to learn how to drive with your disability. In terms of assistive [...] Read more »

Driving with a Spinal Cord Injury

Driving is an activity which most people assume cannot be achieved by people with a spinal cord injury.  This could not be further from the truth. // // Generally a spinal cord injury will either temporarily or permanently damage the use of the person’s legs meaning they cannot properly control the gas/brake pedals. In this [...] Read more »

MPD Foot Control Adjustable Mounted Guard Pedestal

The adjustable mounted pedal guard pedestal is designed specifically for use with vehicles with floors lower than usual cars, such as minivans. // // One of the problems with regular pedal guards is that they’re unable to reach up high enough to fully protect the pedal.  In fact in most instances the distance is so [...] Read more »

MPD Foot Control Accelerator Guard

The accelerator guard is designed to allow people with the use of their left leg the ability to use the brake pedal while protecting their gas pedal from accidental usage. // // Personally I think of you can use your left leg then there’s no point getting an gas cover guard if you want to [...] Read more »

MPD Foot Control Accelerator and Brake Guard

This is Mobility Product and Design’s regular pedal guard which is designed to stop your feet accidently engaging the acceleration or brake pedals. // // The MPD 3571 (model number) consists of two different sections – the floor plate and the cover guard, which work in tandem to stop feet either pressing on top of [...] Read more »