Guest Blogger’s Tips: Finding “Mr. Right Boot” (for AFOs)

Guest Blogger’s Tips: Finding “Mr. Right Boot” (for AFOs)

  Just in time for fall, we want to share an article written by GetBackUPToday friend and fellow blogger, Lainie Ishbia. Lainie has Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type1A disorder and currently wears bilateral AFOs from AllardUSA. More importantly she is a self-described...
MICA Month: Standing Up For Those Who Can’t

MICA Month: Standing Up For Those Who Can’t

March 2, 2016 was one of the most frightening and confusing days of my life. During labor and delivery with my firstborn child, Noah, my peroneal nerve and sciatic nerve were severely damaged. This diagnosis took months to get from doctors, as no one initially knew...
Disability Pride: One Woman’s Powerful Shift to Self-Acceptance

Disability Pride: One Woman’s Powerful Shift to Self-Acceptance

I was in high school the first time a doctor recommended that I consider wearing leg braces. My parents were thrilled about this idea and even ordered me a custom-fit pair that very day at the clinic.  As a 15-year-old, I resisted vehemently. I hid the braces away,...
Paralympics Guide Part 1: History, Principles & Common Myths

Paralympics Guide Part 1: History, Principles & Common Myths

Wow, what an incredible two weeks of Olympic competition we just witnessed. Now get ready to kick it up a notch as the excitement builds for the Paralympics! The official Opening Ceremony begins at 8pm Tokyo time on August 24thwhere we anticipate the start of another...