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Spinal Network's Podcast Series

Rick Hayden

We hope to bring you engaging and informative podcasts 2-3 times per month. We thank you for taking time to listen to our content.

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Podcast #12: Mental Health, It's OK to not be OK
Apr 17 2022
Podcast #12: Mental Health, It's OK to not be OK
I was looking forward to my conversation with Michaela Devins and Lindsey Elliott on the topic of Mental Health. Great information and valuable resources. As the title says, it's ok to not be ok.  (Michaela's blog can be found towards the bottom of the page).
Podcast #12: Mental Health, It's OK to not be OK
Apr 17 2022
Podcast #12: Mental Health, It's OK to not be OK
I was looking forward to my conversation with Michaela Devins and Lindsey Elliott on the topic of Mental Health. Great information and valuable resources. As the title says, it's ok to not be ok.  (Michaela's blog can be found towards the bottom of the page).
Podcast #11: Adaptive Sports, Recreation and Fitness with AJ True Strength
Mar 24 2022
Podcast #11: Adaptive Sports, Recreation and Fitness with AJ True Strength
AJ talks about the Adaptive Sports, Recreation and Fitness components at San Diego State University. We also talk about his business, AJ True Strength, fitness and adaptive fitness training.
Podcast #10: Josh Basile, SCI, Employment and the Good Life
Mar 16 2022
Podcast #10: Josh Basile, SCI, Employment and the Good Life
Josh and I talk about our lives with a spinal cord injury. We discuss how important employment is and the benefits that go well beyond monetary, self-image, self-esteem, quality of life. We talk family and our SCI family. on One Employment Mentoring: Network Podcast Links:
Podcast #9: Innovative Therapy Model with Erin with Sunrise Therapies
Mar 11 2022
Podcast #9: Innovative Therapy Model with Erin with Sunrise Therapies
Erin shared her creative therapy model that breaks down negative stereotypes in the "Real" world for those individuals who work through the brain/body connection every day. I asked Erin to explain ner business model, here is her reply; "Bringing what I have to offer as an occupational therapist, as a human, as a mindful practitioner, and a yoga practitioner, all these things that I brought together to the families I serve, the clients that I serve, in whatever environment feels the best for them, as well as the environment they want to feel really great in."
Podcast #8: Reinventing the Wheel with James and Chelsea
Mar 2 2022
Podcast #8: Reinventing the Wheel with James and Chelsea
This was such a fun podcast, James, Chelsea and I talked about the documentary, "Reinventing the Wheel". This in my opinion is the best documentary on life with a spinal cord injury and that dreaded rookie year. There were lots of laughs and some heartfelt stories.
Podcast #7: The Impact of Assistive Technology on independence
Feb 1 2022
Podcast #7: The Impact of Assistive Technology on independence
My guests today were Kenny Salvini (C3-4) and Ian Mackay (C2-3) from the great state of Washington. We talked about Ian's project, Ians Ride as well as the Here and Now Project of which Kenny is co-founder with Ian. We discussed the impact of assistive technology on their lives and the independence it brings. There are a few funny moments, it wouldn't be a conversation with them if there weren't.
Podcast #6: Access Trax with Kelly Twichel
Jan 21 2022
Podcast #6: Access Trax with Kelly Twichel
Kelly shares the story of how Access Trax came to be. We talked about the product but our conversation was really about her journey leading up to Access Trax and how her company is changing lives within the paralysis community. Link to all of our podcasts: subscribe to our YouTube channel: Trax: www.accesstraxsd.com
Podcast #5: Advocacy/Self-Advocacy with Annie Streit
Jan 7 2022
Podcast #5: Advocacy/Self-Advocacy with Annie Streit
Annie is the Grassroots Advocacy Manager for United Spinal Association and a power chair user for over 16 years. This was a fun episode, some great information and a few laughs to go with it. Link to all of our podcasts: subscribe to our YouTube channel: Monthly Advocacy Live Show:
Podcast #4: Mitochondrial Disease with guest Ashley Burrow
Dec 21 2021
Podcast #4: Mitochondrial Disease with guest Ashley Burrow
In our fourth episode, we asked Ashley Burrow to educate us on Mitochondrial Disease, what it is, the symptoms and prognosis. Ashley also talked about the Mito 5K fundraiser coming up in May of 2022.
Podcast #3: Rally 4 Reilly & Friends
Dec 6 2021
Podcast #3: Rally 4 Reilly & Friends
A wonderful conversation with Mark Daggett, founder of Rally 4 Reilly & Friends, a San Diego based nonprofit that provides assistance to those within the spinal cord injury and spinal diagnosis community.
Podcast #2: SCI, Infertility and Pregnancy
Nov 20 2021
Podcast #2: SCI, Infertility and Pregnancy
A wonderful conversation with my friends Kenny and Claire Salvini from Washington. Kenny heads up the Here and Now Project, a great organization that connects and empowers the paralysis community there. Check them out
Podcast #1: A Conversation with Jamila DeCarli from the Workability III Program
Nov 5 2021
Podcast #1: A Conversation with Jamila DeCarli from the Workability III Program
A truly engaging conversation with Jamila DeCarli, program coordinator for Workability III, a program designed to serve serve individuals with disabilities who are both community college students and DOR consumers desiring employment. Here is the link to the full video on our YouTube channel: