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This feature is to let interested parties discuss subjects related to spinal cord injury and quality of life. We welcome all stakeholders to participate and to share their views. Although everyone is welcome to read the comments and postings in our forum, you must register to be able to post and respond to topics.  The [...]

By | 2018-07-05T09:00:35-04:00 July 5th, 2018|Uncategorised|

Sailing simulator ‘key in spinal cord injury rehabilitation’

Dec 02, 2013 A virtual therapeutic sailing simulator is an important part of the injury rehabilitation process after damaging the spinal cord, suggests research from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Boston. According to the study, participants used a hands on virtual simulator for 12 weeks, designed to help them learn how to sail safely.  Read [...]

By | 2018-06-14T10:42:15-04:00 December 22nd, 2013|News & events, Uncategorised|

Tongue piercing lets paralysed drive wheelchairs

Dec 05, 2013 An experimental device is letting paralysed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. Key to this wireless system: Users get their tongue pierced with a magnetic stud that resembles jewellery and acts like a joystick, in hopes of offering them more mobility and independence.  Read the [...]

By | 2018-06-14T10:45:31-04:00 December 5th, 2013|News & events, Uncategorised|

Rehab centers adopt motion-based treatments for spinal cord patients

Nov 2, 2013 Locomotor therapies re-create and repeat the pattern of walking to train the spinal cord in functions formerly controlled by the brain. Locomotor therapies re-create and repeat the pattern of walking to train the spinal cord in functions formerly controlled from the brain. More than 600 patients have trained in the system, [...]

By | 2018-06-14T10:13:34-04:00 November 2nd, 2013|News & events, Uncategorised|

6th National SCI Conference – Website now on-line

The 6th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference has a website put up to provide information on this upcoming event. The theme for the conference is: Bioinformatics Inform SCI Rehabilitation, and will occur in Toronto (ON, CANADA).  The Pre-course is on October 2nd, 2014 and the main conference occurs on October 3-4, 2014. The 6th National SCI Conference organizing committee [...]

By | 2018-06-28T10:07:48-04:00 September 30th, 2013|News & events, Uncategorised|

Chronic Pain Following Spinal Cord Injury Reduced by Diet Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Suggests Loma Linda University Health Study

Sep 20, 2013 Chronic pain following spinal cord injury may be reduced by consuming a diet  rich in omega-3 fatty acids, according to new research from Loma Linda  University Health. The study, accepted for publication in the scientific journal Neuroscience  and now available online on Science Direct, found that the pain threshold of  rats [...]

By | 2018-06-14T09:46:39-04:00 September 20th, 2013|News & events, Uncategorised|

United Spinal and Allsup Highlight Resources for Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

Sep 20, 2013 United Spinal Association and Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security  Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation and veterans disability appeals,  highlight assistance and resources for those living with SCI during Spinal Cord  Injury Awareness Month in September Read the full story here.

By | 2018-06-14T09:43:10-04:00 September 20th, 2013|News & events, Uncategorised|