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Spinal Cord Injury Paralysis Resource Center

Paralysis and Its Impact

What causes paralysis

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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Paralysis Resource Guide

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Secondary Conditions

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

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)

Military Resources

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.

Clinical Trials

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.

Clinical Networks

International Research Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury

The Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center Information Specialists are reachable business weekdays, Monday through Friday, toll-free at 800-539-7309 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern U.S. Time. International callers use 973-467-8270. You may also schedule a call or send a message online.

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90PR3002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship areencouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.