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Monthly Archives: March 2018

Sit Ski Trainer helps people with spinal cord injuries

An inventor on the western slope is trying to help everyone ski, particularly people with spinal cord injuries. HAYDEN -- At his workshop near the town of Hayden, Wes Dearborn has an inspiring view...

A 3-D spinal cord atlas will improve treatment of difficult injuries

American football has a proud place in professional and collegiate sports, not to mention in hometown culture. Lately, the focus in football has been on concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease...

Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence (SCIRE) Community

Spinal Cord Injury Research Evidence (SCIRE) Community provides free information about spinal cord injury research that is written in everyday language. SCIRE Community is a new addition to the SCIRE Project. The SCIRE Project is...

Paraplegic rats walk again after therapy, now we know why

With the help of robot-assisted rehabilitation and electrochemical spinal cord stimulation, rats with clinically relevant spinal cord injuries regained control of their otherwise paralyzed limbs. But how do brain commands for walking, swimming and...

‘Horseracing accident left me paralysed, but wheelchair basketball’s changed my life…’

TEN years after a devastating horse racing injury left a him paralysed from the chest down, former jockey Wayne Burton revealed how discovering wheelchair basketball has transformed his life. Mr Burton was just 24 when...

Multi-site Study Explores New Approach to Upper Limb Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury

A five-year grant from National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research funds multi-site study of intermittent hypoxia in spinal cord injury East Hanover, NJ – Kessler Foundation has been awarded an $857,600 sub-award...

Brain-controlled robot helps people learn to walk again

https://youtu.be/NrwKuRVOfBw A new robotic treatment device helping people with spinal cord injuries learn to walk again can only be found in one place in the United States; Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A...

Andy’s loving life in the fast lane

Houghton doesn't let life-changing injury stop him racing THE word determination is used a lot in sport – and for Andy Houghton it’s one of many words that could be used to best describe him...
Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury

Early microstructural changes can help predict long-term recovery from spinal cord injury

A trauma to the spinal cord, quickly leads to a progressive loss of nerve tissue. This not only affects the injured area, but over time affects also other parts of the spinal cord and...

Study shows bowel care is top concern for those with spinal cord injury

Cardiovascular physiology researcher Victoria Claydon's latest study, published in the Journal of Neurotrauma, focuses on the results of her multi-national study, which surveyed almost 300 participants with spinal cord injuries at or above the...