Paralysis and Its Impact
How do you choose the right rehab center? What is a physiatrist? When will your rehabilitation begin? What's the difference between an occupational therapist and a physical therapist? These may be just a few questions that run through your mind after you've acquired a spinal cord injury or developed paralysis. You'll find your answers in this section along with an in-depth look at exercise and its relationship to improved function.
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A secondary condition is any medical, social, emotional, mental, family, or community problem that a person with a primary disabling condition likely experiences. Here is more information on some common problems.
Rehabilitation and Recovery
An overview of the types of rehab that can assist in the recovery process along with some helpful points to consider when choosing a rehabilitation facility. Get started.
Military & Veterans Programs (MVP)
The Reeve Foundation offers a wealth of knowledge on SCI and Paralysis and partners with other organizations and foundations with expertise in specific areas of importance to the Military & Veterans community. Read more.
What the research is all about and the basics for improving function.
Exoskeletons and the role they are playing in both the rehabilitative care and home life of people living with paralysis became an important emerging technology in 2014. Read more.
Resources to help you understand spinal cord clinical trials, including the International guidelines for Experimental Treatments for SCI and a tool to help you find an appropriate clinical trial.
Infrastructure to support delivery of rehabilitation therapies and clinical trials.
International Research Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury