Upcoming Events in the SCI Field

Several conferences related to spinal cord injury (SCI) are coming up.  Here are a few key details about these exciting events:The 56th Annual International Spinal Cord Society (ISCOS) Annual Scientific Meeting will be happening in Dublin, Ireland this year on October 24-26, 2017.  There are two weeks left to submit an abstract: 2017 Paralyzed Veterans of [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:21:57-04:00 March 20th, 2017|Blog|

Canadian Access & Inclusion Project – Have your say!

The Canadian Access & Inclusion Project is interested in your opinions, comments and recommendations to make Canada a more accessible and inclusive country. The project is led by Spinal Cord Injury Canada and includes 28 different disability organizations including the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation. To participate in the online survey please click here - and look [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:18:19-04:00 February 9th, 2017|Blog|

Yoga for Spinal Cord Injury

The popularity of yoga for persons with disabilities and other chronic illnesses is growing. Researchers at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and York University (Toronto, Ontario) have done some preliminary work evaluating the feasiblity and efficacy of Yoga in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) [study abstract], which has led to a recently completed clinical [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:26:55-04:00 January 3rd, 2017|Blog|

2016 College Resources for Students with Disabilities recently published the 2016 College Resources for Students with Disabilities. Since the Americans with Disabilities Act enacted in the late 90's, many social barriers have been removed or reduced, yet there is still a ways to go. In the course of their research, it was found that most student with disabilities were not fully aware [...]

By | 2018-06-14T15:39:31-04:00 February 18th, 2016|Blog|

The Big Idea – Epidural Stimulation Research

At the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation website, there is some interesting research being highlighted on Epidural stimulation research for people with complete motor spinal cord injuries (SCI).  This work is being led by Drs. Susan J. Harkema and Claudia Angeli, and their subjects have made some incredible improvements. See the video below: To learn more, go to: [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:37:14-04:00 October 9th, 2015|Blog|

Pan-Am Games set to Launch !

The Parapan Am Games will launch on August 7th in Toronto. The Games will feature 1,608 athletes from 28 countries competing in 15 sports.Dr. Gaétan Tardif , President, Canadian Paralympic Committee, and Program Medical Director, Toronto Rehab, talks about what it means for Canadian athletes to compete in Toronto. He encourages everyone to experience some [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:39:26-04:00 August 5th, 2015|Blog|

Preventing and Treating Pressure Sores: A Guide for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation funded Spinal Cord Injury Ontario to develop and release a consumer guide for people with Spinal Cord Injury on preventing and treating pressure sores. This new guide is based on the 2013 Canadian Best Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers in People with Spinal Cord Injury. The guide contains valuable [...]

By | 2018-06-14T15:45:48-04:00 April 20th, 2015|Blog|

Spinal Cord Injury: A Manifesto for Change

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation has posted an interesting tidbit about efforts to improve the care of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) Spinal Cord Injury: A Manifesto for Change is an unprecedented call to action and a plea for Canadian health-care providers and stakeholders to work in coordination to improve care and the health of people [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:46:58-04:00 October 21st, 2014|Blog|