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What’s an OT?


In honour of October being national occupational therapy (OT) month, we spoke with a practicing OT and former ICORDian Clarice Kwok, as well as an ICORD PI and OT researcher, Dr. Ben Mortenson, to get the scoop on what OT Read More…

Individualized training for powered wheelchairs results in greater satisfaction with prior set goals


The purpose of this study was to determine whether a powered wheelchair user’s ‘goal satisfaction’ improved after five sessions of individualized wheelchair skills training. The researchers also wanted to determine whether or not these changes in satisfaction were maintained 3 months after the training ended. Continue reading

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How different variables affect wheelchair tipping probability


The tipping or falling of wheelchairs can cause an individual to sustain serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and bone fractures. The probability of wheelchair tipping can be heightened or reduced by a variety of factors and it is important that we understand these factors in order to increase wheelchair stability.  Continue reading

What is the spinal cord?

What is the Spinal Cord? (Web Illustration)


In this web illustration we review the anatomy of the spinal cord and explain how spinal cord injuries at the same anatomical level can result in different motor and sensation abilities. To learn even more, visit SCIRE Community’s page on Spinal Read More…