About the Author: Kevin Cleary

Kevin Cleary


Hi there, my name is Kevin Cleary. I was born in Westchester County in 1966 on December 3. I lived there until 1973 when my family moved. I graduated from high school in 1984 and then attended college in New Jersey, where I graduated with a marketing degree in 1988. Upon graduating, I worked with Enterprise Rent a Car doing sales for two years after which I joined the New York Telephone Company as a field technician. Growing up and through adulthood I was very active in many different sports including football, soccer, softball, and ice hockey amongst others. In 1995 I married my long time girlfriend Robin and in 1996 we moved to Connecticut. In 2000 we welcomed a son into the world. He has grown up to be a great kid!! In April 2006 I was injured jumping on a trampoline with my son and injured my neck to the point where I am a quadriplegic. Things changed rather rapidly after that and I was forced to learn things about the medical product field that I would otherwise not have known. After several years of therapy I have been able to determine which medical accessories are effective for my condition such as wheelchairs, standing frames, neuromuscular stimulators, as well as other rehab/therapy items. I have worked with doctors, therapists, and other patients to determine what will be right for me. While working with my therapists, we sometimes would design something while thinking outside of the box to make something work. Some of this work that I have done have been utilized for patients other than me. This hands-on insight has helped me with research that I have done for HPFY. Although my condition limits me, I try to get out as often as I can. I enjoy sampling cuisines from different countries not to mention a good glass of single malt scotch!! I try to keep up with the sports that I used to follow even though I can’t participate in them. I still enjoy listening to music from around the world and a good comedy always makes me laugh. I like to think that I am technologically competent, since my job with the phone company was technically based (working with multiplexers, digital systems, and computers).

Kevin Cleary's Articles

Oops!! Avoiding Common Wound Care Mistakes

Posted on Dec 05, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

When recovering from any type of wound the continued home care can be very important. Many mistakes can actually worsen the injury and lengthen the recovery period. Such errors such as incorrect wound dressings or the failure to clean out all foreign debris can have consequences down the road.

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Posted in Wound Dressings

Clean It, Irrigate It, Experience Less Pain

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

In order to recover properly from any wound, we need to keep it clean so that we expedite healing and ward off infection. Whether it’s after surgery, a wound that requires just a few stitches, or just a skinned knee, the need to keep these areas clean and contaminant free should not be underestimated.

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Posted in Wound Cleansers

Make It Better!! Reducing Wound Pain

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

Nobody enjoys being in pain is quite the understatement. Anyone who has had some type of surgery, stitches, cut, or skinned knee understands oh too well the pain that can be associated with any type of wound. For anyone experiencing pain their first thought is how do I make it better?

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Posted in Wound Dressings

Different Dressings for Different Wounds

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

We have all, at one time or another in our lives, suffered from a cut, wound, or some other form of boo-boo. Whether it’s a skinned knee or a cut finger or a skin ulcer, the use of a wound dressing can help expedite healing.

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Posted in Wound Dressings

How to Treat Burn Wounds?

Posted on Jan 06, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

Burns can be a painful and dangerous type of wound. The type of treatment is dependent on the type of burn in the depth of damage in the skin. Once the type of burn is determined the correct course of treatment will lead to healing and most importantly less pain for the burn victim.

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Posted in Burn Dressings

Treating Decubitis Ulcers

Posted on Jan 06, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

Decubitis ulcers or pressure sores/bedsores can be a serious problem for patients that are immobile. They are caused by pressure on soft tissue over bony areas of the body. Areas such as the coccyx, heels, hips, and other joints are susceptible to this type of pressure wound.

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Posted in Wound Dressings

Guide to Compression Bandages

Posted on Jan 06, 2014 by Kevin Cleary

Many times an injury will require the need for a compression bandage. These injuries can be as simple as a sprained wrist or ankle which would require the joint to be immobilized or something as complicated as lymphedema therapy.

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Posted in Compression Bandages