Spinal Rehab Study

By Andrew McMillan

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Spinal Rehab Study

Project 2013-05-08 00:50:34 +1200

I wish to fund to cover the expenses of travel and accommodation required to be part of an important study into spinal-cord injury rehabilitation at Burwood spinal unit in Christchurch. During this time I will make a sound and visual journal of the programme that will be turned into a performance a recording, and an exhibition.

Pledgers will be able to download the recording, attend the performance and of course visit the exhibition installation at the audio foundation in November 2014 (it will run for 3 weeks). I will need to relocate from Auckland to Christchurch for just over three months (around 13 weeks). This will mean paying for accommodation that can house myself and a caregiver, relocating all my equipment, and providing travel expenses to rotate caregivers from my team from Auckland to work with any available Christchurch caregivers. This is because there is a drastic shortage of caregivers in Christchurch, and we are unable to put together a team down there.

There is also a drastic shortage of accommodation in Christchurch, especially that which has the facilities that my needs as a tetraplegic require. This accommodation needs to be accessible, and have a layout that a wheelchair can navigate easily, and a wet area shower/bathroom.

The study program itself is an exciting opportunity to be part of an intense physiotherapy rehabilitation program that works on one of two groups. Either the upper body or a full body programme is assigned to each subject, and they are put through a rigourous program of three hours sessions, three days a week. The sessions include tredmill training, hand cycling, functional electrical stimulation, pully weight training. The results and outcomes of the study over three months recorded and analysed between Burwood and the University of Melbourne (a sponsor of the scipa project)

The accommodation in Christchurch at the moment is a premium, and I will need $9000 just to cover rent for that period. The accommodation available is Ranui house, which can provide all the facilities and support that we will need throughout the duration of the study. I will also need to pay to bring a special hi-lo single bed, to make it as easy as possible the duration of the stay for my caregivers to do the tasks and duties required for my cares, so in summary the three-month study program expenses will be:

Relocation travel expenses (including van and equipment); caregiver flights for weekend roster; accommodation (myself plus caregiver support in one unit); bed rental; transport costs.

The total costs for everything to do with the project comes to $ 17,328.00. Savings and other contributions come to $ 7,080.00, so it leaves a shortfall of $ 10,248.00 (I have not calculated for things such as food etc as they are obviously just part of general living costs I would be incurring anyway).

If through pledge me I could raise around $8500.00 that will definitely make it a reality.

Thanks so much for your support, please find links to other rehab programs I have taken on in the past, and music/sound projects. If you would like any more information about my situation, progress, or outcomes expected please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Andrew

[email protected]

rehab 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo6WF-xWupY&feature=youtu.be

projects

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8VwQWz7xTI&list=PLiMsvv8nRhWqUwvVsUbVYwW7d1_Fk5qYp&feature=mh_lolz

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Updates 6

FINAL week of exhibition - Performance this Wednesday 26th Nov

25/11/2014 at 10:47 AM

Installation at the Audio Foundation finishes this Saturday 29th Nov. 4pm - gallery hours are Tues to Sat, 12 - 4.

 

This Wednesday 26th November a special performance featuring a number of guests interacting and entwining themselves with the installation...

here's the deatails:

Final week of

Inc om ple t e / Di scone n e ct

will have performances this Wednesday entwined with the installation at the Audio Foundation...

phil dadson, georgie goater, jeff henderson, darren hannah, nisha madhan, kristian larsen, stephen bain, paul buckton, ivan mrsic

 

plus more...

 

Electro-Rust-Water-subaquaphonics

Spoke-Pokers

Functional Electro Stimulation Graphers

Dragon Dramatics

 

KAPAKAPA toddy's!!!!

 

8pm

Audio Foundation

4 Poynton Terrace

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Incomplete-Disconnect/857130007639678

 

http://incompletedisconnect.blogspot.co.nz/

 

 

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Video links attached + facebook page

05/10/2014 at 8:14 PM

Sorry, links weren't attached properly in last update - please find at the bottome of this...

+

have just started a facebook page, and will add further information, video, and posts as they happen.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/SCIPA/857130007639678

 

drew

Hi there,

Been a while since I updated you with where I am up to. The SCIPA study finished last year, and I have since been working with the sound, video and data files to make works towards the installation at the Audio Foundation.

The exhibition will open on the 6th November, 5.30pm and you are all invited. The Audio Foundation is at 4 Poynton Tce, Auckland (off Pitt St, and underneath the Parisian tie factory).

The installation will be a collection of sound, video, object, and image works installed for three weeks. There will be performances through the duration of the installation. I will notify all about these as they are scheduled.

The video links in this message are clips of a session during the SCIPA rehab program, with sound added made from sound files, samples, and processed data captured during the sessions.

I will put up a facebook page to post further updates as well as use this list.

Looking forward to sharing the work and my progress with you, and thanks so much for all your support.

If you have any thoughts or questions please email me:

[email protected]

 

Andrew

Treadmill

 

FES BIKE

Exhibition opening & videos

05/10/2014 at 5:19 PM

Hi there,

Been a while since I updated you with where I am up to. The SCIPA study finished last year, and I have since been working with the sound, video and data files to make works towards the installation at the Audio Foundation.

The exhibition will open on the 6th November, 5.30pm and you are all invited. The Audio Foundation is at 4 Poynton Tce, Auckland (off Pitt St, and underneath the Parisian tie factory).

The installation will be a collection of sound, video, object, and image works installed for three weeks. There will be performances through the duration of the installation. I will notify all about these as they are scheduled.

The video links in this message are clips of a session during the SCIPA rehab program, with sound added made from sound files, samples, and processed data captured during the sessions.

I will put up a facebook page to post further updates as well as use this list.

Looking forward to sharing the work and my progress with you, and thanks so much for all your support.

If you have any thoughts or questions please email me:

[email protected]

 

Andrew

Treadmill

 

FES BIKE

Rehab completed

14/12/2013 at 1:22 PM

Hello everybody,

first of all let me express my sincere thanks and gratitude for all your kind donations.

I can now let you all know that I was able to take up the SCIPA spinal-cord rehabilitation study, and was involved in the full-body program. This meant treadmill training, trunk training, and functional electrical stimulation cycling.

Up until now I have not been able to disclose any information about the program as it was a blind study, and essential that the assessor remained blind to whether or not I was involved in the full body, or upper body program.

My final (blind) assessment was last week (so now all can be revealed), so I thought I should write and finally let you all know that it went ahead and I will be getting on with my projects related to the study from now on.

We captured quite a bit of video and sound material, and I will start arranging that into performance and exhibition material, as well as turning it into a collection of downloadable recordings.

I hope to have some of these recordings finished, and have a performance early in the new year.I will be working towards the exhibition opening at the audio foundation in Auckland in August 2014.

I will also look at posting some of the raw footage from the program online so you can see what we were doing down there.

It has been extremely beneficial, and I am now able to continue a slightly lesser version of the program up here iln Auckland. I am able to do the treadmill training with half the people needed as was in Christchurch, and on a treadmill that is not so sophisticated. This in no way would have been possible without doing the program in Christchurch first

Again, thank you for your support and I will keep you posted with further developments on the recordings, performance, and exhibition.

 

Andrew

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    Marion Prebble
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    Tineke Vlooswyk
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    Spinal Rehab Study

    Project 2013-05-08 00:50:34 +1200

    I wish to fund to cover the expenses of travel and accommodation required to be part of an important study into spinal-cord injury rehabilitation at Burwood spinal unit in Christchurch. During this time I will make a sound and visual journal of the programme that will be turned into a performance a recording, and an exhibition.

    Pledgers will be able to download the recording, attend the performance and of course visit the exhibition installation at the audio foundation in November 2014 (it will run for 3 weeks). I will need to relocate from Auckland to Christchurch for just over three months (around 13 weeks). This will mean paying for accommodation that can house myself and a caregiver, relocating all my equipment, and providing travel expenses to rotate caregivers from my team from Auckland to work with any available Christchurch caregivers. This is because there is a drastic shortage of caregivers in Christchurch, and we are unable to put together a team down there.

    There is also a drastic shortage of accommodation in Christchurch, especially that which has the facilities that my needs as a tetraplegic require. This accommodation needs to be accessible, and have a layout that a wheelchair can navigate easily, and a wet area shower/bathroom.

    The study program itself is an exciting opportunity to be part of an intense physiotherapy rehabilitation program that works on one of two groups. Either the upper body or a full body programme is assigned to each subject, and they are put through a rigourous program of three hours sessions, three days a week. The sessions include tredmill training, hand cycling, functional electrical stimulation, pully weight training. The results and outcomes of the study over three months recorded and analysed between Burwood and the University of Melbourne (a sponsor of the scipa project)

    The accommodation in Christchurch at the moment is a premium, and I will need $9000 just to cover rent for that period. The accommodation available is Ranui house, which can provide all the facilities and support that we will need throughout the duration of the study. I will also need to pay to bring a special hi-lo single bed, to make it as easy as possible the duration of the stay for my caregivers to do the tasks and duties required for my cares, so in summary the three-month study program expenses will be:

    Relocation travel expenses (including van and equipment); caregiver flights for weekend roster; accommodation (myself plus caregiver support in one unit); bed rental; transport costs.

    The total costs for everything to do with the project comes to $ 17,328.00. Savings and other contributions come to $ 7,080.00, so it leaves a shortfall of $ 10,248.00 (I have not calculated for things such as food etc as they are obviously just part of general living costs I would be incurring anyway).

    If through pledge me I could raise around $8500.00 that will definitely make it a reality.

    Thanks so much for your support, please find links to other rehab programs I have taken on in the past, and music/sound projects. If you would like any more information about my situation, progress, or outcomes expected please don't hesitate to get in touch.

    Andrew

    [email protected]

    rehab 2008

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo6WF-xWupY&feature=youtu.be

    projects

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8VwQWz7xTI&list=PLiMsvv8nRhWqUwvVsUbVYwW7d1_Fk5qYp&feature=mh_lolz

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    FINAL week of exhibition - Performance this Wednesday 26th Nov

    25/11/2014 at 10:47 AM

    Installation at the Audio Foundation finishes this Saturday 29th Nov. 4pm - gallery hours are Tues to Sat, 12 - 4.

     

    This Wednesday 26th November a special performance featuring a number of guests interacting and entwining themselves with the installation...

    here's the deatails:

    Final week of

    Inc om ple t e / Di scone n e ct

    will have performances this Wednesday entwined with the installation at the Audio Foundation...

    phil dadson, georgie goater, jeff henderson, darren hannah, nisha madhan, kristian larsen, stephen bain, paul buckton, ivan mrsic

     

    plus more...

     

    Electro-Rust-Water-subaquaphonics

    Spoke-Pokers

    Functional Electro Stimulation Graphers

    Dragon Dramatics

     

    KAPAKAPA toddy's!!!!

     

    8pm

    Audio Foundation

    4 Poynton Terrace

     

     

     

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Incomplete-Disconnect/857130007639678

     

    http://incompletedisconnect.blogspot.co.nz/

     

     

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Video links attached + facebook page

    05/10/2014 at 8:14 PM

    Sorry, links weren't attached properly in last update - please find at the bottome of this...

    +

    have just started a facebook page, and will add further information, video, and posts as they happen.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/SCIPA/857130007639678

     

    drew

    Hi there,

    Been a while since I updated you with where I am up to. The SCIPA study finished last year, and I have since been working with the sound, video and data files to make works towards the installation at the Audio Foundation.

    The exhibition will open on the 6th November, 5.30pm and you are all invited. The Audio Foundation is at 4 Poynton Tce, Auckland (off Pitt St, and underneath the Parisian tie factory).

    The installation will be a collection of sound, video, object, and image works installed for three weeks. There will be performances through the duration of the installation. I will notify all about these as they are scheduled.

    The video links in this message are clips of a session during the SCIPA rehab program, with sound added made from sound files, samples, and processed data captured during the sessions.

    I will put up a facebook page to post further updates as well as use this list.

    Looking forward to sharing the work and my progress with you, and thanks so much for all your support.

    If you have any thoughts or questions please email me:

    [email protected]

     

    Andrew

    Treadmill

     

    FES BIKE

    Exhibition opening & videos

    05/10/2014 at 5:19 PM

    Hi there,

    Been a while since I updated you with where I am up to. The SCIPA study finished last year, and I have since been working with the sound, video and data files to make works towards the installation at the Audio Foundation.

    The exhibition will open on the 6th November, 5.30pm and you are all invited. The Audio Foundation is at 4 Poynton Tce, Auckland (off Pitt St, and underneath the Parisian tie factory).

    The installation will be a collection of sound, video, object, and image works installed for three weeks. There will be performances through the duration of the installation. I will notify all about these as they are scheduled.

    The video links in this message are clips of a session during the SCIPA rehab program, with sound added made from sound files, samples, and processed data captured during the sessions.

    I will put up a facebook page to post further updates as well as use this list.

    Looking forward to sharing the work and my progress with you, and thanks so much for all your support.

    If you have any thoughts or questions please email me:

    [email protected]

     

    Andrew

    Treadmill

     

    FES BIKE

    Rehab completed

    14/12/2013 at 1:22 PM

    Hello everybody,

    first of all let me express my sincere thanks and gratitude for all your kind donations.

    I can now let you all know that I was able to take up the SCIPA spinal-cord rehabilitation study, and was involved in the full-body program. This meant treadmill training, trunk training, and functional electrical stimulation cycling.

    Up until now I have not been able to disclose any information about the program as it was a blind study, and essential that the assessor remained blind to whether or not I was involved in the full body, or upper body program.

    My final (blind) assessment was last week (so now all can be revealed), so I thought I should write and finally let you all know that it went ahead and I will be getting on with my projects related to the study from now on.

    We captured quite a bit of video and sound material, and I will start arranging that into performance and exhibition material, as well as turning it into a collection of downloadable recordings.

    I hope to have some of these recordings finished, and have a performance early in the new year.I will be working towards the exhibition opening at the audio foundation in Auckland in August 2014.

    I will also look at posting some of the raw footage from the program online so you can see what we were doing down there.

    It has been extremely beneficial, and I am now able to continue a slightly lesser version of the program up here iln Auckland. I am able to do the treadmill training with half the people needed as was in Christchurch, and on a treadmill that is not so sophisticated. This in no way would have been possible without doing the program in Christchurch first

    Again, thank you for your support and I will keep you posted with further developments on the recordings, performance, and exhibition.

     

    Andrew

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      Anonymous pledger
      2013-07-04 21:00:10 +1200
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      2013-07-04 16:24:18 +1200
      Jay Hollows
      2013-07-02 15:29:45 +1200
      Nick Abel
      2013-06-28 07:11:00 +1200
      Yee Yang 'Square' Lee
      2013-06-26 12:01:08 +1200
      Campbell Farquhar
      2013-06-26 11:59:16 +1200
      Abby Lee Clearwater
      2013-06-25 11:50:18 +1200
      Rachael Winterburn
      2013-06-25 11:38:12 +1200
      Erikka Griffiths-Keam
      2013-06-15 13:25:19 +1200
      ivan
      2013-06-14 19:15:00 +1200
      Mel Jones
      2013-06-09 19:20:49 +1200
      Alex Porter
      2013-06-09 16:20:10 +1200
      Leonie Holmes
      2013-06-08 10:45:31 +1200
      Daniel Denize
      2013-06-06 02:56:17 +1200
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      2013-06-04 10:21:38 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
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      2013-05-31 14:18:28 +1200
      tim sutton
      2013-05-31 08:54:47 +1200
      Sean Coyle
      2013-05-30 15:13:44 +1200
      Marion Prebble
      2013-05-30 14:52:33 +1200
      Lauren Jackson
      2013-05-30 11:03:04 +1200
      Tineke Vlooswyk
      2013-05-29 22:29:28 +1200
      Kirsty-Emma Gray
      2013-05-27 19:41:36 +1200
      Gavin Rutherford
      2013-05-27 19:28:01 +1200
      Diana
      2013-05-23 13:49:24 +1200
      jane Hakaraia
      2013-05-23 11:02:50 +1200
      Raewyn Aprea
      2013-05-23 09:04:13 +1200
      Francis R. Griffiths-Keam
      2013-05-22 20:53:52 +1200
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      2013-05-22 11:09:31 +1200
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