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Mar 20, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Pressure Ulcers and Spinal Cord Injury

Pressure sores are a most common seconday complication of spinal cord injury (SCI). E-learning resources about pressure ulcers and people living with SCI are now available for professionals working with the SCI population.

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, in partnership with the Rick Hansen Institute, developed the Canadian Clinical Best Practice Guidelines for Pressure Ulcers. To download these guidelines as a PDF, click here

A new video on pressure ulcers and SCI is also available online.  This video was presented at the Back To School Conference held by Thompson Rogers and Spinal Cord Injury Canada.  You can see the video below or you can click here to see it. 

 


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Mar 21, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Get in Motion- Physical Activity Counseling for Canadians Living with a Spinal Cord Injury

Adults with spinal cord injury (SCI) who receive telephone-based counseling that focuses on making plans to be physically active and offers advice on overcoming the barriers to exercise are more likely to increase and maintain their physical activity levels. SCI Action Canada, with the support from the Rick Hansen Institute and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, turned these results into an exercise counseling service for all Canadians living with SCI. Get in Motion, established in 2008, became the first-ever telephone based-activity counseling service for adults with SCI.

Get in Motion continues to be offered nationwide at no cost to clients, who receive six month of one-on-one telephone-based exercise counseling and access to physical activity resources. The trained exercise counselor tailors telephone sessions to meet clients' indivudal needs and level of motivation for physical activity. For more information or if you would like to enroll, please visit http://sciactioncanada.ca/get-in-motion.cfm or contact the Get in Motion team at 1-866-678-1966 or at motion@mcmaster.ca

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