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The costs of autonomic dysreflexia for people with SCI

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What is Autonomic Dysreflexia (AD)? AD is a life-threatening condition that can develop as a common secondary condition for people with spinal cord injuries. It is triggered by an overstimulation of the autonomic nervous system—the system responsible for all unconscious bodily functions such as the heart control and breathing. Continue reading

Power wheelchairs in the community: wheelchair choices of older adults

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Bryan Ng Original Article: This is a summary of a paper published by researchers in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in the University of British Columbia, including ICORD researcher Dr. Ben Mortenson. Mortenson, W. Hammell, K. Luts, Read More…

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Boosting in Athletes with Spinal Cord Injury: Implications for Sports

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By Martin Keung Dr. Krassioukov is a principal investigator at ICORD.  The Krassiokov laboratory researches autonomic dysreflexia, cardiovascular health, locomotor training, physical medicine and sexual rehabilitation in persons with SCI. Gee, C. West, and A.Krassioukov. (2015). Boosting in Elite Athletes with Spinal Cord Injury: Read More…