Orthostatic hypotension (postural hypotension) is common in individuals with SCI. But what is orthostatic hypotension? What causes it? To help answer these questions, we made a web illustration on this form of low blood pressure. If you’re curious for more, Read More…
Jessica Archibald I am in the first year of my PhD program in Experimental Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). My supervisor, Dr. John Kramer, is a principal investigator with ICORD (International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries), a spinal Read More…
The authors of this study set out to review existing research to create evidence-based exercise guidelines for improving cardiorespiratory health and cardiometabolic health which are specifically designed for those with SCI. Continue reading
Cardiovascular disease is more prevalent within the SCI community than in the general population.The reason for this is because of the extensive amount of bed rest following traumatic spinal cord injury, which results in a low level of physical activity and cardiovascular fitness. Continue reading
What is a biomarker? A biomarker is any measurable indicator in the body that represents a certain condition. Having a biomarker is helpful in assessing an illness, and sometimes in selecting the most effective treatment for the illness.
What is bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction? Persons with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can experience changes to their bladder, bowel, and sexual function secondary to the spinal cord damage. Problems can occur due to a lack of voluntary control over urination and defecation, possibly leading to complications like urinary tract infections. Continue reading
What is neuropathic pain? Pain typically occurs when damage to the body creates a signal that is relayed to the brain by the nervous system. Neuropathic pain, on the other hand, is pain resulting from damage directly to the nervous system. Continue reading