The Empty Chair
There are an estimated 3.3 million wheelchair users in the United States alone. This is the equivalent of the entire populations of Chicago and Boston combined and represents a tremendous challenge for Americans. However, there are some preventative measures you can take to help avoid the wheelchair and even ways to become ambulatory again after using a wheelchair. In The Empty Chair: A Movement to Limit the Wheelchair and Lead a Healthy Life readers will learn the main causes of wheelchair usage, as well as methods to take to decrease the risk of becoming dependent upon a mobility aid. For those readers who already use a wheelchair, this book details exercise regimens that should be considered in order to avoid the disease of inactivity or astronaut s disease and takes a look at the future of the wheelchair. Learn from Dr. Cotler s expertise as a spinal surgeon, and see what you can do to limit the wheelchair.