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SCI Forum Announcement

In partnership with the United Spinal Association Northeast Ohio Chapter, the MetroHealth System will be hosting the Spinal Cord Injury Forum on Saturday, September 23, 2023. The conference will be held in a NEW Glick Center Conference Room at the MetroHealth Main Campus. This educational conference is projected to attract 80-90 attendees and a consortium of MetroHealth Spinal Cord Injury & Rehabilitation team members. Check out for all the information.

2023 Roundtable Discussion – What Hobbies Do You Enjoy?

Spring weather is here in Northeast Ohio, and as we start to wake after our “hibernation,” the conversation turns to what can we do.  Living with a disability can provide enough struggles, but then we are faced with the questions surrounding accessibility in enjoying basic, everyday  hobbies.  What hobbies CAN we do? What’s available? What’s […]

MSKTC Resource – Fitness & Exercise

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. Last newsletter, we featured the Factsheet on adaptive sports and recreation and how to get involved in your community.  This […]

New Study Testing How Non-Invasive Pelvic Stimulation May Impact Bowel Function

by Dr. Kim Anderson In spinal cord injury, or SCI, nerves that communicate between the brain and body are damaged.  In addition to weakness and numbness, other functions, including the digestive track, are often impacted.  For people living with SCI, bowel control and dysfunction are among their biggest perceived challenges.  Constipation and incontinence (accidents) are […]