Educational Resources

Websites offering information, advice, and videos about living with a spinal cord injury:

Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine: Consumer Guides: Includes a variety of consumer guides that covers common SCI conditions.

estim4wounds: a resource on electrical stimulation therapy used to speed healing and promote closure of open wounds.

National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine: A European resource providing the Scientific Exercise Guidelines for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury.

Pain Management Network: Spinal Cord Injury Pain: Provides informational videos and worksheets about pain after spinal cord injury.

Preventing and Treating Pressure Sores: A Guide for People with Spinal Cord Injuries: An informative illustrated guide on preventing and managing pressure ulcers after SCI.

Spinal Cord Essentials: Provides short, informative handouts (including how-to techniques) about skills and information related to living with a spinal cord injury.

SCI Action Canada: Provides information and guidelines about active living for people with spinal cord injuries.

SCISexualHealth.ca: Learn about sexual health topics after SCI.

SCI Parenting: Includes information about changes related to fertility, pregnancy, and childbirth following a SCI as well as practical solutions for easier parenting.

Spinalistips: Contains tips and tricks to help with everyday activities.

UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System Information Network: Provides concise fact sheets and video series on SCI health topics.

Experimental Treatments for Spinal Cord Injuries: What you should know if you are considering participation in a clinical trial: Informative document about important things to consider and understand if you are thinking about taking part in a clinical trial (experimental research study).

SciTrialsFinder: Find SCI-specific clinical trials that you can get involved in.

What researchers mean by… Easy-to-understand definitions of common research terms in the health and social sciences: A handy guide from the Institute of Work & Health that provides easy-to-understand explanations of common research terms you might hear.