Spring 2016: Volume 25, Number 1
Spasticity after SCI: The Good, The Bad, and The Not-So-Ugly
Spasticity in spinal cord injury is often viewed as a cause of dysfunction and pain. But there is more to it than that. This SCI Forum presentation explored the positive effects of spasticity (“the good”), the negative effects (“the bad”), the neutral effects (“the not so ugly”), and a variety of interventions for spasticity. Presented by Rina Reyes, MD, Amy Icarangal, PT, and Geralyn Bertellotti, OT.
- Spasticity after SCI: Real Life Stories
Spasticity is an almost universal complication of spinal cord injury, but the way it manifests itself varies enormously from person to person. In this forum, four individuals with SCI share their unique experiences with spasticity since their injuries, what treatments they have tried over the years, and how they are managing their spasticity now.
- Brush Up on Your Wheelchair Skills with our New Video Series
Get confident navigating your environment in your manual wheelchair with these 11 short videos showing how to perform wheelies and pop-ups, go up curbs and across uneven surfaces, turn in tight spaces and more.
- Literature Review: 14 abstracts of medical journal articles on SCI topics
Read about recent research findings on pain, mobility training, sexuality and other topics related to spinal cord injury.
- Tips from the Wheel World
Get a Grip! Learn about the pros and cons of different wheelchair handrim options from a rehab therapist who is a seating and wheelchair specialist.
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