The MSKTC works closely with researchers in the 18 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System Centers to develop resources for people living with spinal cord injury and their supporters. These user-friendly resources are grounded in evidence and available in a variety of formats such as printable PDF documents, videos, and slideshows.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) maintains this Information Network as a resource to promote knowledge in the areas of research, health and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, their families, and SCI-related professionals. Here, you will find our educational materials and information on research activities of the UAB-SCIMS along with links to outside (Internet) information.
The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS) is a regional center of spinal cord injury care, research and education in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington. Programs and services are provided at both the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
The mission of the NWRSCIS is to improve the lives of people with SCI through excellent patient care, research and education. We provide specialized care to persons with SCI, conduct clinically relevant research and disseminate the most useful, evidence-based information to people with SCI, their families and professionals.
The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by advancing innovative research and improving quality of life for individuals and families impacted by paralysis.
Christopher Reeve put a human face on spinal cord injury and had an unrelenting drive to pursue the best research in the world. It was his vision, his passion, and his brilliance that attracted young scientists to take on the cause and advance the field of spinal cord research. And while Dana was universally known as the model for caregiving, her real legacy is the creation of our Paralysis Resource Center that has reached so many of those living with paralysis and their families with life-changing resources.
Our mission can be summed up into four words, “Today’s Care. Tomorrow’s Cure.” which reflects the dual purpose set forth by Christopher and Dana to provide a continuum of hope for individuals living with paralysis worldwide.
SCI Care – The art and science of managing therapies, routines, medication, supplies, equipment and everything else needed to maintain the person with spinal cord injury or disease in top health. Ask our SCI-Nurses questions in the Care Forum, New SCI Forum, Relationships and Sexuality Forum, Transverse Myelitis & Atraumatic SCI , and other forums. Visit our Caregiving, Equipment and Supplies, and Exercise.
SCI Cure – Therapies that restore function in spinal cord injury and related conditions. The Cure forum contains comprehensive and up-to-date news on curing spinal cord injury, and The Research forum lists abstracts of the latest scientific articles on brain injury & stroke, neurodegeneration, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, spinal cord injury, stem cells, and tranverse myelitis. Exchange information about Clinical Trials, Equipment & Services, Doctors & Clinics.
James “Woody” Beckham suffered a spinal cord injury in 2011 playing rugby. After the injury he discovered various types of devices to regain his independence. His self-confidence has grown because he has eliminated the need for help from others in various situations. Creating a collection of assistive devices for people with limited hand functioning came to mind after his personal challenges of adjusting to his new daily life.
That is how The Woody Pack was born.
Individuals using devices in The Woody Pack can overcome these and other daily obstacles. The goal with the Woody Pack is to share the experience of regaining independence with others so they too can have the joy of going about their day on their own.
This site is a free and informative resource for those living with a spinal cord injury or other disabling injuries or diseases of the spine. It is meant to be a “best of the web” site for SCI health and caregiver information. Visit regularly for updated resources, news and more.
Disabilities-R-Us is the premier online community created by and for people with physical disabilities. For 27 years we have been providing a friendly place where you can make online friends from all over the world.