Item Details

The Toughest Break [electronic resource]: Christopher Reeve on Spinal Cord Injury

Janson Media
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This remarkable program, hosted and narrated by Christopher Reeve, records Martin Schmieg's odyssey of despair and triumph. From the truck crash that broke his neck, to his fight for life in an acute care spinal ward, to his courageous struggle to transcend his injury, Martin's story is counterpointed by details of Reeve's own experiences. In addition, the documentary showcases new technologies to enhance mobility and presents research by some of the world's leading scientists-including the work of Dr. Lars Olson, who succeeded in enabling rodents with severed spinal cords to walk.
Release Date
2010
Run Time
57 min.
Language
English
Rating
11 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 7, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Christopher Reeve
Contents
  • Spinal Cord Regeneration (3:55)
  • Car Accident/Emergency Room (3:58)
  • Treatment Steps for Spinal Cord Injury (2:00)
  • Spinal Nerve Damage (3:32)
  • Post-Surgical Therapies (2:59)
  • Spinal Cord Therapies (4:04)
  • Central Nervous System Damage (2:57)
  • Fetal Tissue for Spinal Cord Damage (3:58)
  • Spinal Injury Rehabilitation (5:29)
  • Injury and Communication (2:38)
  • Paralyzed Victims (2:32)
  • Paralysis and Exercise (4:08)
  • Living with Paralysis in the Community (4:43)
  • Paralysis and Money Problems (3:42)
  • Spinal Cord Research (4:09)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1997.
Publisher no.
10443 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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