by Ned Stoller Ned Stoller

The Best Rehabilitation Strategy for Your Patient Who Won’t Stay on the Couch

What does a therapist or rehabilitation professional picture in their mind when they hear “Easy Lift Harness”? Gait training harness. Gait training walker. Body weight support. Patient lifts.     Does an occupational therapist picture an “Easy Lift harness” when Bobby, a self-employed professional arborist (tree trimmer), comes in with a shoulder injury limiting range […]

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Winter Dangers: Hypothermia and Frostbite in the disabled outdoor sportsman or worker

Outdoor sports such as hunting and fishing are very enjoyable for many folks.  Wintertime sportsmen like ice fishing and hunting among other sporting activities like skiing, sledding with the kids, or just enjoying the beauty of winter and spending time outside.  Those who work outdoors (for any length of time) in cold weather climates also […]

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Trailer Hitching Aids

Almost every hands-on job requires the use of a trailer to haul supplies, materials, equipment or commodities at some point or another.  Carpenters haul lumber and demolition waste, farmers haul feed, veterinarians haul livestock equipment, welder/fabrication shops pick up and deliver products, mechanics trailer cars, grounds keepers haul bark mulch, homeowners carry yard waste or […]

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What About Ned

I operate a small family farm and a family owned enterprise, Foresight Services, LLC. I spend my time researching, developing and selling farm tools to give your body a break. I’ve been farming and working outdoors in all kinds of weather for 20 years and when my back starts complaining and my knees start protesting, […]

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Wagon Quick Hitches

Mother, the Necessity of Invention…An All-American Farm Story Greg loved round-baling hay more than anything.  Every year he schemed and connived how to pick up more hay ground so he could make more round bales.  Greg’s kids hated hauling round bales worse than anything.  They worked from a 1968 loader tractor with steps as high […]

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Lawnmower Accessibility

Lawncare or groundskeeping can be an enterprise for a worker with leg and mobility impairments. Many of the same adaptations for farm equipment apply to lawncare equipment.  It comes down to accessible transportation & trailering, access to the operator’s station, and access to the controls. A manlift could be used to access lawn care equipment […]

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Making Career Decisions Following a Disability – A Guide for Farmers & Ranchers

Provides rural professionals with practical materials (over 20 handouts, worksheets, sample cover letters and resumes) for helping farmers and ranchers make career decisions. Chapters address the agricultural lifestyle, prevalence of disabilities, the role of the professional, identifying resources, self-assessment, tools for the job search, the ADA and assistive technology for employers and employees.

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