Brain activation differences: active vs. passive walking

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Lay Summary by Tiffany Fong Images by Crystal Han Edited by Rona Herzog, Alanna Schwed and Alyssa Chong This is a summary of the research article by Dr. Sue Peters, Shannon B. Lim, Dennis R. Louie, Dr. Chieh-ling Yang, and Read More…

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

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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

Cardiovascular health during rehabilitation

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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

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How bowel, bladder, sexual dysfunction can affect health

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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