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About the Author: Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary


Hi there, my name is Kevin Cleary. I was born in Westchester County in 1966 on December 3. I lived there until 1973 when my family moved. I graduated from high school in 1984 and then attended college in New Jersey, where I graduated with a marketing degree in 1988. Upon graduating, I worked with Enterprise Rent a Car doing sales for two years after which I joined the New York Telephone Company as a field technician. Growing up and through adulthood I was very active in many different sports including football, soccer, softball, and ice hockey amongst others. In 1995 I married my long time girlfriend Robin and in 1996 we moved to Connecticut. In 2000 we welcomed a son into the world. He has grown up to be a great kid!! In April 2006 I was injured jumping on a trampoline with my son and injured my neck to the point where I am a quadriplegic. Things changed rather rapidly after that and I was forced to learn things about the medical product field that I would otherwise not have known. After several years of therapy I have been able to determine which medical accessories are effective for my condition such as wheelchairs, standing frames, neuromuscular stimulators, as well as other rehab/therapy items. I have worked with doctors, therapists, and other patients to determine what will be right for me. While working with my therapists, we sometimes would design something while thinking outside of the box to make something work. Some of this work that I have done have been utilized for patients other than me. This hands-on insight has helped me with research that I have done for HPFY. Although my condition limits me, I try to get out as often as I can. I enjoy sampling cuisines from different countries not to mention a good glass of single malt scotch!! I try to keep up with the sports that I used to follow even though I can’t participate in them. I still enjoy listening to music from around the world and a good comedy always makes me laugh. I like to think that I am technologically competent, since my job with the phone company was technically based (working with multiplexers, digital systems, and computers).

Kevin Cleary's Articles

What Everyone Should Know About Resistance Band Colors

Posted on Apr 04, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Resistance exercise bands come in a number of colors and it’s not just for decoration. These physical therapy bands use these different colors in order to let the user know the force of the resistance that band offers. As your therapy/exercise program progresses, you can use these colors in order to increase resistance to gain strength or rehab from an injury in a safe manner.

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Posted in Resistance Bands and Tubing

How to Quickly & Easily Block Unwanted Calls: CPR Call Blocker

Posted on Apr 02, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

There is nothing more frustrating than sitting down for a nice dinner and then the phone rings. A lot of us have registered for the federal no call lists, but for some reason we still are the targets of these unwanted, bothersome phone calls. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to eliminate these nuisance calls? Well there may be and it’s the CPR Call Blocker.

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Posted in Amplified Phones

Top Travel Tips & Destinations for Disabilities

Posted on Mar 25, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Who doesn’t love to travel? But for those who have a disability the prospect of going on a vacation may seem like a pipe dream. This wonderful world we live in is not always 100% handicap accessible and sometimes extremely frustrating to those who may have limited mobility or some other disability.

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Posted in Mobility

Strategies for Calming Autistic Tantrums

Posted on Mar 23, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Each autistic child is different and so is the trigger that can cause a tantrum. With autism, it’s not just a matter of saying your grounded or “timeout” in order to calm your child down. Having strategies that work for calming your specific child may seem improbable, but with a little foresight and some help from child’s therapist we can develop a plan to help diffuse autistic tantrums.

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Posted in Special Needs

Crohn’s Disease: All You Need to Know

Posted on Mar 23, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Nothing will ruin your day faster than an upset stomach, but with an affliction such as Crohn’s disease it can be worse. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel syndrome that can produce severe abdominal pain and tenderness, as well as other complications. While it is relatively common, there is no cure so those who suffer can only treat their symptoms.

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Posted in Nutrition

Want to Prevent High Cholesterol? See How @ HPFY

Posted on Mar 22, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

There are some health issues that we can control and some that we cannot. High cholesterol may be the most important one. Cholesterol is found in all of our cells and the food we eat. We have all been warned about the dangers of high cholesterol in our diet, but do we truly understand the health risks associated with high cholesterol and how to possibly prevent high cholesterol?

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Posted in Rehab & Exercise

Lifting Heavy Objects from the Floor? Proper Lifting Techniques

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

We have all faced the need to lift a heavy object and have probably done so without injury. Did you know that you can cause serious injury if you use improper lifting techniques? Lifting a heavy object incorrectly can lead to acute muscle or ligament strains that can last for only short periods or linger longer. These strains are small little tears in the actual muscles of the lower back.

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Posted in Back and Abdomen

Knee Scooter vs. iWalk 2.0: Know the Difference Before Buying

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Choosing the proper medical aid after an injury can truly help with your mobility during your rehabilitation. You should always choose one that is appropriate for your level of mobility so you can move around safely. For those recovering from a lower leg injury, We here at HPFY can help you make the proper decision before selecting your medical aid.

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Posted in Mobility Aids

Ostomy Woes: Stoma Problems And Their Solutions

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Adjusting to life after an ostomy surgery may seem daunting and nerve-racking. Maintaining a healthy stoma is crucial to avoiding potentially serious health issues down the road. Whether it’s an ileostomy or colostomy, the focal point of your hygiene and cleaning routine should be your stoma and the surrounding area. By understanding what potential issues may arise can help you be proactive .

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Posted in Ostomy

Traveling with Back Pain? Tips and Tricks for Pain Free Travel

Posted on Mar 15, 2019 by Kevin Cleary

Your spine is not a big fan of travel and this can be exponentially increased during the travel season known as the “holiday traveling season.” Many times this can include hours in cars, planes, or even trains in a seated position. Ouch!! As you can imagine, finding a way to travel so that your spine is pain free would definitely be of interest to those with travel plans and back pain.

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Posted in Back Pain

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