Clinical Trial for Promising New SCI Treatment

Researchers at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab are recruiting individuals with chronic (1-10 years) and subacute (10-49 days) cervical spinal cord injury

Feb 28, 2024
Disability Employment Statistics Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Since 2020, the workforce participation rate for people with disabilities has hit record highs.

Feb 2, 2024
New SCI Research: Spasticity Predicts Better Outcomes

There has been no way to predict which patients with complete spinal cord injuries are able to regain partial motor function. Until now. 

Feb 2, 2024
Man with Paraplegia Conquers California’s 3,000-Foot Tall El Capitan

A 42-year-old man paralyzed from a spinal cord injury accident recently climbed California's El Capitan using only his hands.

Feb 2, 2024
Disability Service Providers Face Deepening Crisis

Pressures on the industry are forcing individuals to live farther from their communities, putting them at greater risk of hospitalization and institut

Jan 4, 2024
3D-Printed Wheelchairs Create Mobility For Kids

At Tulane University volunteers using 3D printing technology, have built 15 specially designed wheelchairs.

Jan 4, 2024
New Model Systems SCI Factsheets: “Spasticity”
and “Inpatient Rehabilitation Guide"

Two newly published Factsheets that summarize the latest medical advice for people living with SCI have just been released.

Jan 4, 2024
Wheels of Injustice: Lawsuit Exposes Airline’s Damage
of Passenger's Vital Wheelchair

Shannon was without her wheelchair for the 12-hour delay in Orlando, experiencing pain without the physical support it provides.

Dec 4, 2023
A Path from Paralysis to Empowering Others

Joanna Adams, a physician assistant based in Portland, specializes in aiding recovery from traumatic health conditions including spinal cord injury.

Dec 4, 2023
New Breakthrough: Non-Invasive
Therapy Boosts Spinal Cord Injury Recovery
by Stephanie Lollino

Scientists have found that a non-invasive electrical stimulation known as Hebbian stimulation.

Nov 10, 2023
Pain after Spinal Cord Injury: Activity Modification for Musculoskeletal Pain
A New Fact-Sheet

Musculoskeletal pain may be due to injury or overuse of muscles or arthritis especially for those with SCI.

Nov 10, 2023
New Adaptive Controller for SCI Gamers

Playing video games has been a challenge for people with disabilities because standard controllers can be difficult to use.

Nov 7, 2023