May 2017

THE MAN BEHIND THE MACHINES
You may have never heard of Rory Cooper, but if you use a wheelchair or have a disability, there is a good chance you have used or benefitted from a product or invention he has been involved with. Ian Ruder profiles Cooper and HERL, the world-class research engineering facility he has built from the ground up at the University of Pittsburgh.

COOL NEW PRODUCTS
The 33rd annual International Seating Symposium was chock full of new products that could help you live your life.

ROLL RIGHT UP AND RIDE
Thrill seekers don’t have to fly all the way across the country to find an accessible amusement park.

ANNUAL ADVOCACY
Six years in, the Roll on Capitol Hill is going stronger than ever. Alex Bennewith shares the agenda for this year’s event in light of the changed political climate.

FASCIA RELEASE
Lilly Longwortth introduces you to fascia, the fibrous tissue around muscles and organs, and explains how it just may hold the key to relieving your pain.

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April 2017

GREAT AMERICAN ADVENTURES
Lilly Longshore, Ashley Lyn Olson and Tim Gilmer lead you from sea to shining sea in search of some of America’s best accessible, affordable destinations. Whether you are looking for relaxation, education or a little bit of both, they’ve got you covered with museums, monuments, hot springs, beaches and much more.

COACH, FAMILY MAN, QUAD
High school football is larger than life in Texas, and Kyle Walsh has a front row seat from his power chair as an offensive line coach.

LONG IN THE TOOTH, BUT NOT OVER THE HILL
Richard Holicky talks with aging wheelers to see what they’re doing to make sure their final years are golden ones.

MY TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS
Spinal surgery forced Stephanie Arrache into a wheelchair, but it couldn’t make her give up her legal practice.

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March 2017

FORWARD THINKING FASHION
From the runways of Los Angeles and Moscow to department stores and online shopping, adaptive fashion is moving out of designers’ basements and into the spotlight. Ellen Stohl surveys the current scene with an eye towards future trends. Ian Ruder checks in with the Open Style Lab at Parsons School of Design to see how the next generation of designers is learning to make next level garments.

WHAT’S WHAT WITH ADAPTIVE WODS
The gospel of CrossFit is spreading to people with disabilities. Ian Ruder talks with the people leading the way.

MENDOCINO MINI-MOON
Emily Polsby and her new husband find a near-perfect getaway on the Northern California coast.

THE PAIN THAT NEVER STOPS
Stabbing. Burning. Shooting. Maddening. Tim Gilmer addresses neuropathic pain and searches for solutions.

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February 2017

COVER STORY: SEX, WHEELS AND RELATIONSHIPS
In NM’s 21 previous issues on disability and sexuality, the focus has often centered on men, mainly because more males sustain SCIs and more is written about them. This issue is definitely for women. Mary Tolan profiles Christine Selinger, whose job and personal life are immersed in sexuality, and Regan Linton lets us in on some frank sex talk about women and sexual pleasure.

DIVE, DIVE!
Bob Vogel discovers that Cozumel just might be the best location for quality scuba diving, friendly service and underwater enjoyment.

GETTING EQUIPMENT
How do you succeed in getting the equipment you want and need? Connections, politeness and tenacity.

EMERGING MERGING MEDIA FORCE
The Ruderman Foundation is taking the lead in advocating for people with disabilities on the national stage.

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January 2017

New Mobility January 2017

COVER STORY: PERSONS OF THE YEAR: THE RESISTERS
A fictional quad acts on his pre-planned suicide even after finding the love of his life (Me Before You). Two real-life disabled girls — one 5 and the other 14 — choose to die with the blessing of family members. Responding bravely, disability advocates battled widespread ignorance, melodrama and misinformation, telling the truth about living with a disability in an attempt to save lives. For their dedication, courage and persistence, NM is proud to honor them as Persons of the Year.

GIMPLEMENTS
When obstacles to everyday living pop up, creative imagination devises gizmos, gadgets and gimplements.

BLADDER AND BOWELS
Neurotech expert Jennifer French gives us the rundown on the latest bladder and bowel research and inventions.

PARTNERS IN HEALTH
Faced with a daunting operation and a long recovery, Steve Dalton and his wife, Sydney Sauber, team up to get the best results possible.

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