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Stoke Mandeville takes delivery of new Xcite FES system

Stoke Mandeville takes delivery of new Xcite FES system

Our Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) consultants were recently in the Stoke Mandeville National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) installing a new Xcite system.  This, their second Xcite, will be based on their Paediatric Ward and will be used with children during...
Understanding the types and cause of paralysis

Understanding the types and cause of paralysis

Although there are many different types of paralysis, these can be broadly categorised into five main types: monoplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia and quadriplegia. Monoplegia Monoplegia is where one area of the body is paralysed. Usually, the rest of the body has normal...
Osteoporosis and spinal cord injury

Osteoporosis and spinal cord injury

The Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE) project in Canada has published a raft of useful information on osteoporosis after a spinal cord injury (SCI). This blog post highlights the key points. Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less...
Pain after a spinal cord injury

Pain after a spinal cord injury

According to evidence collected by the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Evidence (SCIRE) project in Canada, It is common after a spinal cord injury (SCI). Pain can be very distressing and can get in the way of work, staying healthy, mood, and sleep. Because of this,...
Improving your wheelchair skills

Improving your wheelchair skills

Learning how to use a wheelchair properly is an important part of the rehabilitation process after a serious injury in that helps to give a certain measure of independence and freedom. To an outsider it looks easy – just sit in it and wheel it – right? Wrong –...