details: The Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) is an American not for profit incorporated association for therapists, psychologists, social workers and physicians.
Apparelyzed - Spinal cord injury peer support
details: This website provides general information on spinal cord injury. It also contains discussion forums on various issues for various people involved and general resources related to SCI.
Bach Mai National Rehabilitation Center, Vietnam.
details: This video gives a brief introduction to the work of the Bach Mai National Rehabilitation Center in Vietnam, including causes of major SCI in Vietnam. Produced with the assistance of Irish Aid and Livability and Handicap International Vietnam.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Reeve Health Minute
details: This site set up by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has a collection of short videos with useful tips for people with SCI. It covers topics such as stretching, cooking, exercise and mobility just to name a few.
Clinical Practice Guideline: Outcomes following traumatic spinal cord injury
details: This website contains the current clinical practice guideline for health professionals to find appropriate outcomes following traumatic spinal cord injury.
Clinical Practice Guideline: Preservation of upper limb function following spinal cord injury
details: This website contains the current clinical practice guideline and recommendations for health-care professionals in the rehabilitation of upper limb function for people with SCI.
Clinical Practice Guideline: Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment following spinal cord injury
details: This website contains the current clinical practice guideline for health professionals for the prevention and the treatment of pressure ulcers in people with SCI.
Clinical Practice Guideline: Respiratory management following spinal cord injury
details: This website contains the current clinical practice guideline and recommendations for health-care professionals in management of respiratory problems following SCI.
details: CareCure is an online community with over 70 forums involving all sorts of topics from Life to Legislation & Advocacy, from Sports and Travel to Pain, from Computers to Politics.
details: d-Ability.org is a place to explore and learn more about life\'s possibilities following a disabling injury or illness. This site provides links to the websites of people and organisations from across the world - people with a multitude of backgrounds, abilities, skills and experiences to offer.
DINF - Disability Information Resources
details: This website contains loads of useful information about services and care for people with disabilities in less-resourced countries.
Disabled Village Children
details: A reference book to help you meet the needs of disabled children.
European Spinal Cord Injury Federation
details: This is a pan-European federation of organizations representing people with a spinal cord injury
European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel.
details: This website contains loads of useful information about management and prevention of pressure ulcers including comprehensive guidelines.
details: This is a US-based website for people with spinal cord injuries and their families. It has loads of videos and interviews.
Functional surgery and rehabilitation of upper limbs in tetraplegia
details: This educational and professional website is primarily intended for hand surgeons, physicians and physiotherapists involved in surgery and rehabilitation of upper limbs of people with tetraplegia.
Global Spinal Cord Injury Consumer Network
details: The Global Spinal Cord Injury Consumer Network is a worldwide collaboration under creation. The initiative aims to establish an active global network of consumer groups and national/regional organisations of people living with spinal cord injury (SCI).
Guidelines to support wheelchair users in developing countries
details: Website by the World Health Organization (WHO) includes a PDF of Guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs in less resourced settings.
Handbook of Spinal Cord Injuries
details: A website by the Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service providing information and resources for people with SCI.
Hinari: free access to journals for low-resourced countries
details: This website provides free access to large numbers of international scientific journals for those from low-resourced countries.
International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS)
details: ISCoS promotes the highest standard of care in the practice of spinal cord injury for men, women and children throughout the world. Through its medical and multi disciplinary team of professionals, ISCoS endeavours to foster education, research and clinical excellence.
Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme - Equipment Resources
details: Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) provides access to subsidy funding for the provision of MASS endorsed aids and equipment to eligible Queensland (Australia) residents with permanent and stabilised conditions or disabilities. They have some excellent information on the different types of equipment.
Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme - Maintenance Checklist for Manual Wheelchairs (MWC)
details: Medical Aids Subsidy Scheme (MASS) provides access to subsidy funding for the provision of MASS endorsed aids and equipment to eligible Queensland (Australia) residents with permanent and stabilised conditions or disabilities. They have developed a checklist for maintaining manual wheelschairs.
details: Motivation is an international disability and development charity working in low-income countries to enhance the quality of life of people with mobility disabilities.
National Rehabilitation Hospital training material - USA
details: This site has some training material both for consumers and therapists. This page demonstrate a person performing a floor to wheelchair transfer. There is another video of a person transferring to the car which can be accessed from the same page.
New Zealand Spinal Trust - Patient education
details: This is a patient educational booklet put together by the New Zealand Spinal Trust.
details: OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.
Patient - Family Teaching Manual for people with SCI
details: This website contains a manual that provides information on the many aspects of and dysfunctions relating to spinal cord injury for the patient and their family.
details: This website enables users to search for exercises appropriate for people with spinal cord injuries and other neurological conditions.
details: A US-based social network and support resource for friends, family and survivors of spinal cord injury.
Quadriplegic, Paraplegic & Caregiver Resources
details: This site is an informative resource for those suffering from a spinal cord injury or other disabling injuries or diseases of the spine.
Rehabilitation Measures Database
details: The Rehabilitation Measures Database was developed to help clinicians and researchers identify reliably and valid instruments used to assess patient outcomes during all phases of rehabilitation. The database provides evidence-based summaries that include concise descriptions of each instrument.
SCI skills pilot
details: This website details the results of a pilot project designed to compile video footage of people with SCI performing over 200 different motor tasks. The authors would appreciate feedback at this stage before they go on & shoot all the videos.
Spinal Cord Essentials
This website is a patient education initiative which aims to help people through rehabilitation following spinal cord injury.
Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
details: Spinal Cord Injury news, information and resources from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Model Spinal Cord Injury System.
Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE)
details: This website covers a comprehensive set of topics relevant to SCI rehabilitation and community re-integration.
details: This is a website written for the SCI community. It contains loads of useful information for people with SCI. Some of the content about general medical and nursing issues would be very appropriate for PTs.
details: This website contains tips and tricks for people with SCI to promote an active life and independence.
details: This Canadian site is a source of information about SCI and disease. It contains the online (e-resource) component of the Spinalcord Connections Resource Centre - a partnership between the Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.
The International Network of SCI Physiotherapists
details: This website contains over 170 videos, 150 powerpoint presentations and 130 documents and policies about physiotherapy management of people with SCI.
The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS)
details: A website about the Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System (NWRSCIS). It provides various information on patient care they offer and information & education about SCI.
The Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service, Australia
details: This is the website for The Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service, located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It contains a lot of educational material and other things.
Video of living with SCI in Nepal
details: This is a 20 minute video of living with a SCI in Nepal. The website has loads of other videos all targeting disability and other social and environmental issues around the globe. The NGO is called DMW (development media workshop)
Wheelchair seating online learning modules for SCI therapists
details: This is an educational website for seating and wheeled mobility.
World Confederation of Physical Therapists
details: The Confederation is a non-profit organisation comprising 101 Member Organisations which, together, represent more than 300,000 physical therapists worldwide.
World Report on Disability
details: This is the first ever World report on disability, produced jointly by WHO and the World Bank and published in 2011. You can download a full copy free of charge here.
details: Free online learning modules on spinal cord injury management for all health professionals.