United Spinal to Host Free Webinars on Sexuality and Health & Fitness for People with Disabilities

Feb 06, 2013, 10:23 ET from United Spinal Association

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA), will host free webinars in February on the topics of sexuality and intimacy for couples with disabilities, followed by health and fitness for wheelchair users.

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"These webinars will help people learn how to address health and sexuality issues, especially if they use a wheelchair or live with a spinal cord disorder," said Marlene Perkins, VP of Corporate and Community Relations at United Spinal.

"The goals are to achieve greater health, a positive self-image and new plateaus in intimate relationships," she added.

The first webinar Sexuality and Intimacy for Couple with Disabilities––Feb. 14th at 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, will discuss how people with disabilities can openly address their sexual needs and desires with their partners.

It will also provide tips on increasing communication in their relationships with featured speaker Eva Margot Kant, LCSW, an educator and clinician who has experience working with individuals and couples with disabilities on intimacy-related issues.

The second webinar Cutting-Edge Fitness for Wheelchair Users––Feb. 27th at 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT, will highlight exercise options for wheelchair users using the latest technology, such as video gaming, electrical stimulation, biofeedback, motion therapy, and more.

The featured speaker is Jennifer French, Executive Director of Neurotech Network, an organization dedicated to helping people regain life through neurotechnology.

A variety of resources will be provided to help wheelchair users reach their fitness goals, whether they simply want to conquer the daily grind and burn off some steam, reduce the effect of secondary conditions, or get into the best shape of their lives.

About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.

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SOURCE United Spinal Association