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MSKTC Resource: Wheelchair Information

The Model System Knowledge and Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national center that helps facilitate the knowledge translation process to make research meaningful to those with Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Burn Injury. This library is home to factsheets, podcasts, videos, and comics to describe different areas affected by spinal cord injury.

The wheelchair is a piece of equipment that makes life possible for many people living with spinal cord injuries.  It’s been researched and extensively engineered to make daily living as easy as possible.  Whether you have a powered wheelchair or a manual wheelchair, MSKTC has factsheets on the different parts of wheelchairs, maintenance tips and tricks, and factsheets on how to get the right wheelchair for your mobility needs.  Further, there are factsheets about proper transfer techniques when getting in or out of your wheelchair.

We highly recommend you check out MSKTC and its library of spinal cord injury care topics.  You can check them out at

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