Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.
In 2006, he sustained an injury while jumping on a trampoline with his son, severely injuring his neck and has been living as a quadriplegic since. His injury forced him to learn facets of the medical product field that he would otherwise not have known.
After several years of therapy, he has used many medical devices such as wheelchairs, standing frames, neuromuscular stimulators, as well as other rehab/therapy items that have helped him live life to the fullest. This hands-on insight has helped him with research and content creation. Kevin enjoys sampling cuisines from different countries, listening to music, watching sports and enjoying a glass of single malt scotch!
In a candid conversation with Linda Guerrera, HPFY's Digital Content Manager, Kevin opens up about his life-altering experience and its profound impact on him. Join us as we delve into his remarkable journey, where resilience, determination, and the power of the human spirit shine through. Click here to watch Kevin's Series, Paralyzed But Not Defeated.
Sports injuries can happen to anybody. As a matter of fact, if you played a sport or are just active there is a good chance you tweaked, pulled, torqued, twisted, strained, or sprained something. These injuries can be minor and require little recovery or they can be serious and need to be looked after
A chronic wound can prove to be extremely difficult to heal for both the patient and the healthcare professional. These types of wounds can be stubborn and are often impacted by another physical malady such as diabetes or ischemia.
We all know that exercise is good for us, but not all of us may understand the benefits that yoga presents to our overall well-being as well as for its therapeutic values. Many people use yoga in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle to improve their quality of life and overall health.
No matter how hard we try, gravity works. It’s always there pulling us down, but as we age old man gravity’s pull on us can become dangerous. Falls are a leading cause of injuries and hospital stays, especially in the elderly. The CDC reports that 1 in 3 older adults (65 or older) fall each year and these falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries.
The two main causes for the need of a catheter is the inability to completely empty ones bladder (urinary retention) and the emptying of the bladder at inappropriate times (incontinence). Many men have felt the stigma of a bladder that doesn’t work properly so they may withdraw socially and not experience a fulfilling lifestyle.
Progressing out of diapers into training pants is a great way to get started. As a child moves from diapers to real underwear, the use of pull-ups or training pants can make the transition easier. This journey to big kid underpants does not need to be stressful at all; in fact, it can be a positive and fun filled trip to the potty.
The need to deliver medication directly to our lungs is not reserved for the elderly or for young children alone. People of all ages can be affected by respiratory ailments. Whether it’s a young child with bronchitis or the croup, a teenager with asthma, or an adult suffering from emphysema the need to rapidly administer medicine cannot be understated.
Ostructive sleep apnea can lead to major health problems that include high blood pressure, heart problems, and an overall negative effect on our well-being. Those suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have an ongoing battle between breathing and sleeping every night.